“Faith in Modern Thailand” Wins 3rd UOB (Thai) Painting Of The Year

Bangkok, 20 June 2012 - United Overseas Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited (UOB (Thai)) has awarded Mr. Imrom Yunu the top prize in its 3rd UOB Painting Of The Year Competition (POY) for his painting ‘Faith’, an interpretation of faith’s strength and beauty in a modern society.

The most promising youth award was given to Mr Sorathorn Sueklang, for his mixed media painting “City” which illustrates the struggles and constraints of modern urban living.
The winning works and other entries will be showcased at the National Gallery from 21-30 June 2012. Mr. Yunu’s work will also be sent to Singapore to compete for the grand regional prize with the winners from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

UOB (Thai) received more than 200 entries for this year’s POY competition, double the number from last year. For the first time in the history of the competition, UOB (Thai) purchased and provided art supplies to underprivileged youth to encourage their participation in the competition. The funds were raised through “UOB Heartbeat Run/Walk”, the Bank’s annual employee fundraising event.

Three of the youth who received the art supplies, including Mr Sueklang, were among the winners selected by independent judging panel. In addition, six other youths will also have their works displayed at the National Gallery. |

Chief judge Professor Preecha Taothong, said: “There were many distinctive paintings in the competition this year. The jury believes that his winning piece will be a strong contender for the grand regional prize awarded by UOB Singapore. Last year’s regional prize winner was from Thailand and we hope to repeat this achievement again this year.” Mr. Wong Kim Choong, President & Chief Executive Officer, UOB (Thai), said: “Art is a vital part of Thailand’s culture and heritage. We are proud to support the development of the arts in Thailand, by giving budding local artists the opportunity to showcase their work on a regional level.”

UOB (Thai) has held the POY annually since 2010 to promote and support art among Thai youth and the general public. This competition provides an opportunity for the contestants to submit their works to compete on a regional level. The first UOB Group POY Competition and Exhibition was held in Singapore in 1982. Following the success of Thailand’s first Competition in 2010, Indonesia and Malaysia launched the Competition in 2011.

The 3rd UOB Painting Of The Year Exhibition

The UOB POY winning artworks will be exhibited at the 3rd UOB Painting Of The Year Exhibition.
Date: 21 to 30 June 2021
Venue: National Gallery
Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm (Wed – Sun).


June 20, 2012 
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