Surreal Art from Thailand

The one and only Bad Ass Bakery in the land

Body Art Bakery


I have always been mighty fascinated in Surreal Art but do enjoy numerous other diverse art phenomena the world has to offer. For this, I journey far and wide to a great number of art galleries in countless different countries, but nothing quite took my breath away than when I discovered the unique and anomalous talent that many artists around Thailand display. So much so I ended up purchasing some artworks for my own art gallery back home.

Anyway the gallery that I am about to reveal to you here is not so much an art gallery that's perhaps all too familiar, but a kind of Art Bakery or should I rather say an Art Butchery because on entering this establishment, apart from the initial shock, it's exactly what it appears to be. Allow me to explain.

Should you be spending time in the city of Bangkok, I would strongly suggest that you take a drive to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market as not only would this be a great kick-start to your holiday and indeed well worth a visit but the market is also in the same vicinity as the bakery which is the real reason for sharing this information with you.

Both the bakery and the floating market are situated in the Ratchaburi Province just 80 kilometres (48 miles) west of Bangkok on the banks of the Mae Klong River. This particular provincial area of Bangkok is steeped in historical sites and natural charm. 


Some Real Scary Bread Body Parts


Surreal Art Phenomena

Kittiwat Unarrom, once an undergraduate art student, but who now has his masters degree in fine arts, started using his artistic talent to create some real scary life-like sculptures of human body parts including human heads, torsos, feet and various other internal organs out of bread dough at a bakery owned by his family in Ratchaburi near Bangkok.

Besides creating the scary monsters out of dough, Kittiwat also uses other ingredients like chocolate, fruit and nuts so as to give his subjects a somewhat grotesque look and feel.

Originally Kittiwat began painting portraits but shortly after switching to mixed media and then ultimately onto using some dough, a paste made out of flour, which of course seemed a natural medium for him since his family runs a bakery. The bakery is situated a little off the beaten track and down a fairly long driveway, but once you are inside the bakery, the real horror unfolds.

In a darkened room you will find human body parts that appear to be so utterly realistic that at first glance you may even think that they are the real deal. What you will find here, are rows of shelves stacked with heads, hands and feet together with an assortment of body parts hanging on meat hooks.

The place looks more like a butchery than a bakery. Perhaps even a mortuary, but then again, it's just a Thai family-run business with a very peculiar difference. 


Try one of these Dough Heads



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