Jorm Sangsorn, an illustrator from Thailand
An illustration is a decoration, interpretation or visual explanation of a text, concept or process, designed for integration in print and digital published media, such as posters, flyers, magazines, books, teaching materials, animations, video games and films.
The origin of the word "illustration" is late Middle English (in the sense ‘illumination; spiritual or intellectual enlightenment’): via Old French from Latin illustratio(n-), from the verb illustrare. (by Oxford dictionary). Illumination, to brighten, to make light. It has the meaning of sharpening, making clear.
It means to illuminate an invisible object and visualize the world that can be seen with the naked eye, informing the public and explaining its meaning.
Illustrators are people who create works through illustration, which is one of the forms of visual art that shows concepts such as invisible emotions, logic, philosophy, spiritual world, and politics in an easy-to-understand form.
Among illustrators, I like to see the work of Jorm Sangsorn. Above all, I like his style, which describes emotions and concepts, and draws them with simple yet warm colors.
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According to an interview ,he lives in Thailand and has completed his master's degree in Fine Arts at Silpakorn University. He initially worked as an illustrator for children's books. various animals and fictional characters convey his vast imagination and delicate artistic skills. Looking at his early works, you can feel how his art world has developed.
In particular, in his works, the delicate depiction of children and women stands out. Scenes of a child riding a fish or a bird, talking with a big fish, or a scene of a woman standing looking at a vast field, makes you immerse yourself in each character.
I think you captured the character of the fish particularly well among these illustrations.
Below is an illustration of a pandemic situation. The minimal and clean touch of distancing and viruses and the robot-like shapes of people looking at the virus in the same direction seem to represent the actual situation as it is.
Due to the development of various online platforms that allow artists to showcase their work online, it is possible to see their work in Thailand and around the world. And in my case, I would be grateful if I found such a good piece of art. In the future, I look forward to seeing many paintings that are familiar to the public while still having warm, deep, and many messages.
Myungja Anna Koh