Artist : Kamin Lertchaiprasert ศิลปิน : คามิน เลิศชัยประเสริฐ

Beyond Beliefs

I believe in Buddhism.
I believe that everything is empty.
I believe that emptiness is the origin of nature, the universe, energy, matter and life.
I believe that life has two essential components: body and mind.
I believe that the mind directs and controls the work of the body.
I believe that the body is constantly changing.
I believe that the original state of mind was empty and unchanging.
I believe that in all ages and periods mankind through efforts to understand nature, created the various branches of knowledge such as religion, philosophy, science, art and so on.
I believe that everything is inter-related.
I believe that an understanding of the nature of our minds enables us to understand nature, outside ourselves.
I believe that art is one path that will lead us to understand the truth or our own nature.
I believe that the process of creating art, enables us to understand our own nature just as the process of practicing Buddhist dhamma meditation does.
I believe that the true worth of art resides not in its beauty or utility but in its spiritual value.
I believe that if we understand the original state of mind and the working of our mind we will understand the primary source of happiness and suffering and we will be at peace.
I believe that the world will be at peace when minds are peaceful. Kamin Lertchaiprasert August 1, 1996


1964 Born in Lopburi, Thailand.
1968 - 1971 Attended bording SchooI at Charouklom Withaya, Lopburi.
1972 - 1974 Attended bording school at Samook Chistain Withaya, Chonburi.
Interested in God.
1975 - 1977 Moved to Bangkok
Attended school at Sritabhut Bumroong, Bangkok.
1977 Interested in Art.
1978 - 1981 Attended College of Fine Arts, Bangkok.
1981 Changed name from ''Muangnging Sae Lao" to "Kamin Lertchaiprasert".
1982 - 1987 Attended Silpakorn University, B.F.A. in Print making.
1982 Interested in Photography.
1983 Lost my mother from an accident.
1984 Travelled in Europe
1987 Interested in Photographs and Prints. Selected "Out Standing Young Artist of the Year" by the Silpakorn University Art Gallery.
Moved to New York City, U.S.A.
Worked at Photo Shop.
1988 - 1990 Worked as a busboy.
1989 - 1990 Attended "The Art Student League of New York"
Worked as a printer for other artists.
Broken heart.
1990 lnterested in eastern philosophy.
Desired to give up being an artist.
First time came back to Thailand.
Became a monk.

Rama IX Collection

Gift from artist