Thai National Artist Pichet Klunchun originally trained in Thai Classical Mask Dance, Khon, from age 16, with Chaiyot Khummanee, one of the most recognized Khon masters in Thailand. After receiving his degree in Thai Classical Dance at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, he pursued a career both as dancer and choreographer at high-profile venues, such as the opening and closing ceremonies of Asian Games in Bangkok in 1998. Subsequently, he also worked with contemporary dance. Pichet has earned domestic and international recognition for his efforts in contemporizing Khon.
However, his main achievement is embodied in his paintings which are the result of a combination of action painting, performance art, and Thai traditional Khon.
This unique mix is bringing to life exceptional pictural work, which is capturing the attention of international museums and collectors. Lately, he has participated in several intercultural performing arts programs as a Thai representative in both Asia and Europe, and has won several awards locally and internationally.