In February 2014, Bangkok’s first 3D art museum opened its doors to the public. This type of art is very new to my family; we had never seen anything like it before. At some point last year,(probably for this museum’s opening but since everything is normally written in Thai I had no clue what it was about) there was art like this on the BTS Skywalk at the Chitlom station. We saw artists at work and they had magnificent paintings of dinosaurs, whales, and even the Silver Surfer to name a few. The next weekend we went to see the finished product and people were standing on the paintings! I understood that it was a 3D painting you could take a photo of when you stood in the designated spot but I just about lost it when I saw people walking all over these masterpieces but come to find out that’s the point of this type of art…. Who knew?
Art in Paradise has branches in Chiang Mai and Pattaya and due to the overwhelming popularity; they brought this interactive illusion museum concept to Bangkok. In a culture, where everyone lives on their smart phones, loves photos and social media it’s a perfect fit. Fifteen artists took two and half months to create this beautiful space, which is two stories comprised of six different zones, encompassing 2,500 square meters with 150 paintings for you to enjoy.
This is a fantastic family activity if your children can actually pose for photos. My son is pretty fast and doesn’t really sit still for a photo op and at one point towards the end he looked at me and said “no more photos mom!” Although, he is extremely stubborn I would recommend this to any parent living or visiting Bangkok and for 300 baht per adult, it was an inexpensive outing full of fun and spectacular art work.
The museum is located off the MRT line at the Thailand Cultural Center- Exit 3 located inside the Esplanade Mall on the 4th floor. For more information check out their website http://artinparadisebkk.co.th/