Noppadol Khamlae
Wood Sculptor and Heraldic Wood Carver

3/2 Moo 1 Kunkong, Baan Tawai
Chiangmai 50230, Thailand
+66 (0)992716365
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Noppadol Khamlae

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1964 born in Hangdong, Northern-Thailand where he learned to work with wood from his uncle.
Cooperation with the ShopArt artists Helga Hornung und Chris Bleicher.
Workshop and Wood Carving School in Baan Tawai / Hangdong.
In addition to restoration work for temples, independent work and contract work from models and sketches.
Exhibitions in Chiangmai and Germany

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About the Artist

In May 1994 Noppadol Khamlae carved a Buddha Statue in the courtyard of the Munich City Hall using a 3,5 m tall maple log. Although he used only hammer and a chisel it took him only three weeks to finish the sculpture. He gave the gildened sculpture to the city of Munich as a present. It now can be seen in the Thai-Sala in Munich’s Westpark. The statue was consecrated by the Abbot of the Buddharama Monastery of Walwijk, Holland, and consequently was the first free standing Holy Statue of Buddha in Europe.

"Who would contest the religious statement of Noppadol Khamlae’s three Buddha fragments? But in addition here is something astonishing about them: They are made of old teak wood - a fact that is unheard of considering traditional Buddhist sculpture. The title "Resurrection" that he gave to the three sculptures seems to be an impulse of hope. The new development in Thai art is noticeable in the religious themes and especially in the manifold works of the artists. Noppadol Khamlae’s works of art reach from "Resurrection" all the way to a despondent relief with the title "End Of A Dream"...
Dr. Wulf Metz, Waldkraiburg, speech at the opening of the exhibition "Thailand - Art in Change", Munich, 5.5.95

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