People often question why a group of young artists has to call themselves Glum Yaksa or Yaksa (Thai demon) Group. The group wanted Yaksa to represent powerful artists with strength from the East. According to traditional Thai belief, Yaksa was considered a god. But many of literatures as well as contemporary writings have made Yaksa become a trouble-maker, a bad guy who goes against the good; or in short, a villain. Four members of Yaksa Group: Pichet Pia-klin, Metha Kongsonthi, Sakda Thipwaree, and Somporn Taemprasit agreed to illustrate their group with tour concise descriptions.

The Young Who Desire to Produce Work of Art
A piece of work can tell its owners inspiration. Every member of Yaksa group has a desire to create artwork which is a good sign for art circle. Their inspiration has made the exhibition come true. Most importantly, their interests in art circle has made them become the bright light of the circle. They will be one of those who lead the circle into the right path.

Strength and Diligence to Exhibit
To make it a complete process, an artist cannot only contemplate and create, but he has to exhibit their work of art to public. More importantly, he has to make it constantly. Mind development will not work after a 10-year pause. The more ideas and skills are used, the more improved one becomes. Keeping in touch with people and the environment will make one become a successful artist.

Interest in the Nature and Transforming It Into Works of Art The ideas about nature have been unwrapped
Nature is the core of an artist's imagination. Human live with their faith and belief. Society is where people with love and good intention live together.

Looking inside each member's work, every piece portrays its owners thoughts.
Pichet Pia-kiin : Art teacher at Education Faculty of Prince of Songkhla University, Pattani, is working with other teachers to open an art division for Southern people to learn more about art. They are also struggling to open a new art centre in Pattani, after one in Songkhla province was shut down. Inspired by Buddhist script, Pichet combines art and philosophy from ancient Thai painting in his work. He aims to bring enlightenment to the people and the society.
Metha Kongsonthi : Born in Suphan Bun, Metha has always been interested in traditional Thai art such as Kanok pattern. He blends his spiritual stage with the graceful movement of flame and natural breeze and portray it against the black backdrop. His solidity is shown in the work as he is improving his new tech- niques. And when the black backdrop changes, a new vision of the artist will be seen.
Sakda Thipwaree : Born and raised in the south of Thailand, Songkhla, Sakda learnt his basic skills in Nakhon Si Thammarat before becoming an artist in Bangkok. Now he is trying to take Rajamangala Institute Poh Chang to a further step. His work is a combination between realistic nature and the lights and shadows in his imagination. The paintings of his trees, buildings, human figures and environment are full of faith, belief and the beauty of the goodness in the world.
Somporn Taemprasit : 1998 Phillip Morris Award winner, Somporn used real natural materials such as peanuts and rice grains to produce his unique works of art. While the small grains are showing the lines and movements, the natural colours have made it a perfect piece of art. The abstract art has lured the viewers to the panoramic field covered with the soft light and wind in their imagination. His latest works to be exhibited along with other members are influenced by surrounding nature: field, land, trees and traces of works by farmers. His work will be refreshing or fatigue, it depends on his inner feelings that takes the viewers into his world.

Assco. Prof. Vichok Mukdamanee