Naraphat Sakarthornsap

 

Naraphat Sakarthornsap (b. 1991, Bangkok, Thailand) Lives and works in Bangkok. In many of his works, Naraphat Sakarthornsap presents stories of inequality in the society through photography, in which flowers play the leading roles.  Another important elements in his exhibitions is the name label of each photograph and the little details in his works that are intentionally connected. It could also be certain messages that could not be explicitly spoken under the pressure of the society.

 

Many kinds of flowers that Naraphat uses usually comes with profound meanings. Those flowers have become the keys to finding the answers that are neatly hidden in the works of art. And sometimes the photographs of these delicate flowers of Naraphat may possibly come from the deepest part of his devastated heart.

 

Naraphat’s early works presented the challenge against nature in trying to prolong the freshness of the flower before he develops the ideas to become the challenge against power and influence in the society through the pictures of these flowers.

 

 

Education

 

2013 Bachelor’s Degree of Fine and Applied Arts (1st Class Honours), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2018 ONLY FOR "THE DEAD ON DUTY?", a part of Photo Bangkok 2018, 1PROJECTS Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand 

2015 "Gushing out my confession" a part of Photo Bangkok 2015, Whitespace Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2013 "Always", Soul Space art gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2018 "CONCEPT 2018", Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) Museum, South Korea 

2017 "Young Thai Artist Award 2016", The National Gallery Bangkok, Thailand

         - 4 Chao-Fa Road, opposite the National Theatre, Bangkok, Thailand

2016 "GIVING HOPE: ART & Collectibles for a cause", ION ART Gallery, Singapore

         - Level 4, ION Orchard, Singapore

2015 "IN YOUR FACE - French/Thai photo projection night", Alliance française, Thailand

         - 179 Thanon Withayu, Lumpini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand

2015 "Celebration of Love", Canvas, Singapore

         - 20 Upper Circular Road, #B01-01, The Riverwalk, Singapore

2014 "MAD", Central World, Thailand

         - 3rd Fl Eden Zone, Central World, Bangkok, Thailand

2014 "Unfreedom", MINI SOLO EXHIBITION, Roshambo, Thailand

         - JJ Green, Bangkok, Thailand

2013 "Non-Being by Itself" Collaboration with Kamin Lertchaiprasert, The Art Center, Thailand

         - CU Library, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

2013 "HALO", Art Thesis Exhibition, Jamjuree Art Gallery, Thailand

         - Jamjuree 8 Building, Phayathai Road, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand

2013 "Chewing Gum", Chulalongkorn Museum, Thailand

         - Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

2010 "NANTHABURI: The Visual Art Pathway II", Nan National Museum, Nan, Thailand

         - Phakong Rd, Phasingha, Nan, Thailand

 

Awards & Honours

 

2016 Distinguished the Prize in "Young Thai Artist Award 2016" in Photography Category

2012 Selected by the Princess Marsi Paribatra Foundation to receive an art scholarship

2012 Selected by Gen. Prem Tinsulanonda to receive an art scholarship

2010 First runner-up award from the photography contest “Unconditional Love” - Royal Garden Plaza, Pattaya, Bangkok, Thailand 

 

                                                                 Naraphat Sakarthornsap

 

 

 

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