Yot Piyaz Promthong, known as “Piyaz” was born on April 24, 1979 in Issan, in the North-East of Thailand. His mother took him to Switzerland when he was 10 years old. Imbued with a Thai culture and environment, Piyaz perceives the contrast with Switzerland from a social, cultural and geographical point of view. This inspires him to imagine a world which, like his journey, is unique to him; a better, colorful, harmonious world.
Just as this world is akin to that of childhood, Piyaz retains the freshness of an eternal child. The choice of his profession seemed natural to him: he became an automobile painter in 2000. After having worked for several years, he no longer recognized himself in this mechanical world, too insensitive. He then turned, in 2019, to the world of art. His painting style is characterized by spontaneity of gesture, dynamism of forms and inner narration. Without trying to represent reality, Piyaz takes up its associations of colors and shapes, which are sure to "make you think of". This organic character in Piyaz's work is also crystallized by what he calls the vital energy released by his paintings. Like a wave, it is supposed to propagate and make the viewer think positive. "The most personal is the most creative." (Martin Scorsese)
Thai artist Piyaz Yotpiya Promthong paints works with great creativity: in them his personality is expressed in all its facets and his emotions can be felt with the heart. These are unique and original canvases whose distinctive mark is the instinctive features and the absence of pre-established patterns. "Le Monde en Arc en Ciel" was created in 2021 with the technique of acrylic on canvas. The title of the work is very evocative: the world is never just one color, but many coexist there: the colors of the rainbow. Each color has a meaning and each of us associates it with different objects or atmospheres. Colors exert a strong power over us and Piyaz, on this occasion, used a lot of them to fully stimulate our sensations: warm colors like red and yellow contrast with the cold shades of blue and purple. This chromatic effect reflects the contrast of the immensity of the emotions that characterize each person's life path: happiness alternates with sadness, insecurity with certainty, melancholy with euphoria. Life is an incredible novel in which we are the protagonists, and it is up to us to paint it with the brush of our heart. The spectator who looks at his works embarks on a marvelous journey in search of deep meanings and unforgettable emotions. Piyaz is a dreamy artist who wants to remember how important it is to pursue goals even if they seem difficult to achieve: nothing is impossible if you have confidence in yourself and your abilities.
Art Curator Camilla