Meet Leyla Sandshiko, Russian artist Muay Thai inspired exhibition merges her passion for art with her love for boxing. Her passion for the Thai martial art later developed into a theme for these collections, various exhibitions in Bangkok and other events.
"The main message of this series is to never give up! I have always been admiring by Muay Thai fighters who always stand up despite of they fall. Be strong!
Even if you feel completely broken, stand up over and over again and follow your dreams. Create instead of destroying. Remember that there is always a way out of any problem, always!"
Leyla was born in Elista, Russia in 1973. When she moved to Thailand she decided to take up Muay Thai lessons. Her passion for the Thai martial art later developed into a theme for an exhibition.
"When I moved to Thailand, I decided to study Muay Thai. With every punch and every kick, I always imagine a bright splash of paint appearing on a blank canvas. Muay Thai sessions boost my energy level and inspire me to create new artwork that can now be seen in this series."
Muay Thai and art - this is was a combination that inspired Lelya to create new series 'Counter Punch'.
Speaking on her passion for Muay Thai, she comments: "When I discovered the art of Muay Thai, I fell in love with it almost immediately. I was mesmerized by the grace and the strength of the fighters, their lean muscular bodies, their unbreakable spirit, and willpower. To me, this was true art.
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