Amazing Art targets shutterbugs with “4-D” exhibits

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Pattaya’s first gallery offering “4-D art” has opened, bringing another new perspective to the city’s tourist attractions.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and about 100 others attended the Jan. 23 opening of Amazing Art on Soi 4/1 off Third Road in North Pattaya. President Thongchai Rochrungrangsee and Managing Director Chun Shin il welcomed the guests, which included celebrities Mario Maurer and Nuttanicha “Nychaa” Dungwattanawanich as emcees.

The gallery offers “4-D” paintings, that not only protrude off the wall, but feature lights, sound and color. The exhibits lend themselves naturally to unique photographs.

(From left) Chun Shin il, managing director of the Amazing Art Galleries Co. Ltd., Thongchai Rochrungrangsee, president of the Amazing Art Galleries Co. Ltd., Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, Oran Rochrungrangsee, managing director of Amazing Art, Mario Maurer, and Nuttanicha “Nychaa” Dungwattanawanich.(From left) Chun Shin il, managing director of the Amazing Art Galleries Co. Ltd., Thongchai Rochrungrangsee, president of the Amazing Art Galleries Co. Ltd., Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, Oran Rochrungrangsee, managing director of Amazing Art, Mario Maurer, and Nuttanicha “Nychaa” Dungwattanawanich.

The displayed paintings were created by more than 30 Korean 3-D artists whose works are also displayed at the Trick Art Museum and Alive Museum in South Korea.

The museum is split into eight zones: Famous paintings, everyday life, sports, extreme sports, literature, cinema, animals, and volcanoes.

Admission is 300 baht for foreigners and 150 baht for children, double the rate charged for Thais.

(L to R) Kamolthep Malhotra, former GM of Pattaya Mail Media Group, and Peter Malhotra, MD of Pattaya Mail Media Group, congratulate Thongchai Rochrungrangsee, president of the Amazing Art Galleries Co. Ltd., as do Pol. Gen. Chalermdej Jombunud and Dr. Danaya Hongsakula, President of Macrorich Co., Ltd.(L to R) Kamolthep Malhotra, former GM of Pattaya Mail Media Group, and Peter Malhotra, MD of Pattaya Mail Media Group, congratulate Thongchai Rochrungrangsee, president of the Amazing Art Galleries Co. Ltd., as do Pol. Gen. Chalermdej Jombunud and Dr. Danaya Hongsakula, President of Macrorich Co., Ltd.

Thongchai said he’s confident the museum will become the most popular social-media “check-in location” in Pattaya this year.

He said the target customers are shutterbugs who want to be photographed interacting with the exhibits. The museum even marks optimum places for photographers to stand. Some of the paintings can be touched.

Pattaya’s first gallery offering “4-D art” - Amazing Art Gallery - has opened on Soi 4/1 off Third Road in North Pattaya.Pattaya’s first gallery offering “4-D art” – Amazing Art Gallery – has opened on Soi 4/1 off Third Road in North Pattaya.

He said he opened Amazing Art in Pattaya because the city is one of the most-visited destinations in Thailand among Asian tourists.

Itthiphol said he believes Amazing Art will draw more tourists to Pattaya.

The two celebrities said they visited a similar 4-D gallery in Japan and were excited to take photos here.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome poses for a photo with one of the interactive paintings.Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome poses for a photo with one of the interactive paintings.

One of the many 3D and 4D paintings displayed at the Amazing Art Gallery.One of the many 3D and 4D paintings displayed at the Amazing Art Gallery.