Psychedelic artist Archan Nair to launch exhibition and host live painting event in Bangkok

New Delhi artist Archan Nair is well-known to fans of psychedelic art. But he’s also been the creative force behind campaigns for Sony, Chevrolet and Nike. Heck, even Kanye West loves Nair and has featured the prolific artist on his blog.

He’ll be in Bangkok for the launch of his first solo exhibition in the city and a weekend full of events.

The painter and digital artist has been recognized for his ability to create some of the most trippy, otherworldly art without ever having touched any drugs himself. He has said that he uses yoga, meditation and pranayama to get into a mental state that allows him to create his often dreamlike, sometimes mind-bending images of weird characters, alien landscapes and figures, and animals that somehow seem familiar though we’re pretty sure they don’t exist.


One of Nair’s latest collabs is with Kraftka, a Bangkok sneaker startup that lets users create sneakers, espadrilles, and flip-flops printed with their own original art or choose a shoe print from one of Kraftka’s artist’s prints.

Nair’s designs have been featured on Kraftka for a few months, and now they are expanding the line to a home range that includes fine-art prints and throw pillows of Nair’s art.

To celebrate this ongoing partnership, Kraftka is hosting Nair for a weekend full of activities.

There is a meet-and-greet with the artist on Saturday afternoon at the Kraftka pop-up store in Siam Discovery and a live drawing experience at WTF Bar and Gallery.

At this event, partygoers will become part of one of Nair’s signature surreal images by standing in a digital projection booth while he does live painting. It’s also the launch of an exhibition of new paintings by Nair called “A Journey Within.”


Find out more about the Archan Nair events here.

The exhibition will hang at WTF through Sept. 11.

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