A university student from Thailand made a controversial Ultraman art scandal in the country. Nevertheless, he was able to sell his works at a very high price.
A student from the Nakhonratchasima Rajabhat University exhibited his Ultraman Buddha series.
The paintings show the religious leader as a Japanese superhero. The Ultraman Buddha aims to protect the world from all evils.
He auctioned off his two paintings in three days, with a total THB2.6 million (US$85,200), according to the MSN.
The unnamed university said in an interview that he wanted to express a “courageous creativity. He said his works represent the thoughts of the young generation about Lord Buddha.
Famous Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat showed support to the young artist. His popular work is Wat Rong Khun, showing his dedication the religion.
“Ultraman is the best character to represent Lord Buddha,” he said during his interview.
He said younger generations are always “problematic” in the eyes of the society. Further, they are not afraid to seek and become part of the change in the society.
Meanwhile, more than half of the proceeds will be donated to hospitals and to the charity for blind youth.