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Flower Arrangements by Naraphat Sakarthornsap - Tagree

Flower Arrangements by Naraphat Sakarthornsap

Naraphat Sakarthornsap lives and works in Bangkok. As a member of LGBTQ+, in many of his works, he wants to present the stories of inequality in society through photography and installation art based on his true story, where flowers play the leading roles. They become his main object because it was the first thing he fell in love with when he was a child. 

Many kinds of flowers that he uses usually come with profound meanings. Those flowers have become the keys to finding the answers neatly hidden in the art. And sometimes, the photographs of these delicate flowers of his works may come from the deepest part of his devastated heart. His early works presented the challenge against nature in an attempt to prolong the freshness of the flower before he developed the ideas to become the challenge against power and influence in the society through the pictures of these flowers.

Therefore, do not believe in what the flowers in front of you appear to be. Look for the messages these flowers are hiding. "Perhaps, what I was facing and trying to present is the same as the ones many others are inevitably struggling with. Over the standards in the society, where inequalities are all around them."

  • Gushing out my confession 15 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
  • Gushing out my confession 14 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
  • Gushing out my confession 13 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
  • Gushing out my confession 12 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
  • Gushing out my confession 11 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
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  • Gushing out my confession 9 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
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  • Gushing out my confession 7 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
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  • Gushing out my confession 5 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
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  • Gushing out my confession 3 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
  • Gushing out my confession 2 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
  • Gushing out my confession 1 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap

Gushing out my confession

“The day I confided in someone about my sexuality, I got my feelings hurt. They took my story and spread it around for fun. This tainted my identity to the world because it became gossip. As I was looking for ways to heal myself from the hurt and disappointment, I decided to turn to my childhood friends, my old teachers and even strangers that I had never met before. Bringing these people into my safe space, I used photography as my communication tool. During our shoots, we would exchange life stories and, without judgement, we ‘conversed’ through my lens. This interaction was so therapeutic that during the one year the project took to complete, I finally felt like myself again. This series of ‘nude’ photos is therefore also about me. By exposing my models, I feel that I fully ‘exposed’ myself. The difference is that they were willingly ‘naked’ for me and through mutual trust, I bared my soul.” 

  • Ignorant Bond 1 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
  • Ignorant Bond 2 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
  • Ignorant Bond 3 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
  • Ignorant Bond 4 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap (1)
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  • Ignorant Bond 7 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
  • Ignorant Bond 8 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
  • Ignorant Bond 9 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
  • Ignorant Bond 10 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
  • Ignorant Bond 11 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
  • Ignorant Bond 12 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
  • Ignorant Bond 13 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
  • Ignorant Bond 14 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap
  • Ignorant Bond 15 by Naraphat Sakarthornsap

Ignorant Bond

Have you ever forgotten about the importance of the everyday objects around you? Simply because they are always around you? All the old and broken household objects? “By placing flower arrangements on these items, I am bridging myself to them again for a renewed relationship. When we get busy with our lives and all the responsibility that comes with adult life, we often forget about the value of the objects that physically surround us. Worse, we forget the people in our lives who have always been there. In the end, what gets left behind can very well end up being your own self. So I reconnected with myself through the art of flower arrangement, interacting with the mundane objects found around my own home.”

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SPECTROSYNTHESIS II– Exposure of Tolerance LGBTQ in Southeast Asia by Naraphat Sakarthornsap at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 Only for "the Dead on Duty?" part of Photo Bangkok 2018, 1PROJECTS Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

- 672/63 Charoen Krung soi 28, Charoen Krung Road, Bangkok, Thailand 10500

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

- Soi Sala Daeng 1, Rama 4 Rd., Si Lom, Bangkok, Thailand 10500

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

- 3rd Floor 2 Silom soi 19 Silom road, Bangrak, Bangkok, Thailand 10500

 

Selected Duo Exhibitions

2020 "Pollution" with Gongkan (Kantapon Metheekul), River City Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

- Trok Rongnamkeang, Yotha Rd., Bangkok, 10100 Thailand.

2019 "The Art of Human Rights" with Nakrob Moonmanas, the European Union in Thailand in collaboration with the Rights and Liberties Protection Department (RLPD) of the Ministry of Justice, YELO House, Bangkok, Thailand

- 20/2 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 "不適者生存?Survival of the Exceptional", Tainan Art Museum, Tainan, Taiwan

- No.37 Nanmen Road, Zhongxi Dist., West Central District, Tainan, Taiwan

2020 "ON PAPER : APPEARANCE"  Chiang May Design Week 2020, Sri Lanna Thai Women's Culture Promotion Association, Chiang May, Thailand

- 1 Muang Samut Rd., Changmoi, Muang, Chiang Mai, 50300

2020 "Cloudbusting" an exhibition of artists’ collaborations created for Collection 2020 Part I by soi sa:m and SHONE PUIPIA, soi sa:m, Bangkok, Thailand

- 588 Soi Suanplu 3, Satorn Tai Road, Bangkok 10120

2020 "IN BETWEEN", AVANI River Side Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

- 257 Charoennakorn Road, Thonburi, Bangkok, 10600

2020 "Breaking the Boundary" PAÑPURI WELLNESS 2nd Anniversary, PAÑPURI WELLNESS, Bangkok, Thailand

- Phloen Chit Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand

2020 "Please allow me to express myself", a part of Galleries’ Night Bangkok 2020, ATT 19, Bangkok, Thailand

- 19 Charoenkrung Soi 30, Bangkok, Thailand

2020 "CHIANG MAI BLOOMS", Chiang Mai House of Photography, Chiang May, Thailand

- Phrapokklao Road, T. Siphum, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200

2020 "Yangon Pride Photo", Curated by and PROUD & Chiara Luxardo, Thakhin Mya Park, Yangon, Myanmar

- Strand Rd., Corner of Tha Khin Mya Garden St., Ayeyar Waddy Ward,, Ahlone, Yangon, Myanmar

2019 "Spectrosynthesis II - Exposure of Tolerance: LGBTQ in Southeast Asia" The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) and Sunpride Foundation, BACC, Bangkok, Thailand

- 939 Rama 1 Road, Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

2019 "ORGY 2019" Curated by IWANNABANGKOK© and ATT 19, Bangkok, Thailand

- 19 Charoenkrung Soi 30, Bangkok, Thailand

2019 "STRATA PhotoBangkok Pop-up Exhibitions 2019" by PhotoBangkok is in collaboration with River City Bangkok and 1PROJECTS, Bangkok, Thailand

- Trok Rongnamkeang, Yotha Rd., Bangkok, 10100 Thailand.

2019 "Ignorant Bond" PAÑPURI WELLNESS 1st Anniversary, PAÑPURI WELLNESS, Bangkok, Thailand

- Phloen Chit Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand

2019 "50 Photos of the Artist's Emotion", Big Camera Big Pro Days 13, Bangkok, Thailand

- 1st Fl Dazzle Zone, Central World, Bangkok, Thailand

2019 "NOSTY NOSTALGIA (THE NOSTY)", Manifest Destiny Art, Barcelona, Spain

- Carrer de la Ciutat de Granada, 42, 08005 Barcelona, Spain

2019 "THE 7TH RANGSIT UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL DESIGN SYMPOSIUM; Work In Progress,'AUTONOMOUS DESIGN', Patana Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

- Lak Hok, Mueang Pathum Thani District, Pathum Thani, Bangkok, Thailand

2018 "Dis-Rupture", Turtle's Nest, Cebu City, Phillipines

- 24/7 Gorordo Ave, Lahug Cebu City, Philippines

2018 "OBSCURA Festival of Photography 2018", Hin Bus Depot, Penang, Malaysia

- 31a, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

2018 "Diversity via Nature: Religions, Genders, or Art?", 朋 丁 pon ding, Taipei, Taiwan

- No. 6, Lane 53, Section 1, Zhongshan North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan

2018 "Concept 2018", Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA)

- 196-30 Samdo-ro, Yangchon-eup, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

2018 " 스크랩 (The Scrap 2018)", 문화역서울 284, Seoul, South Korea

- Culture Station Seoul 284, 1 Tongil-ro, Hoehyeon-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

2018 "Bibliomania 2018", Tentacles, Bangkok, Thailand

- 2198/10-11 Soi Taweewattana (Narathiwas 22),Yannawa, Bangkok, Thailand

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, Bangkok, 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

 

Press & Book Publications

2018 International Floral Art 2018/2019, Publisher: Stichting Kunstboek, Hardback, English edition, Publication date: December 2018, ISBN: 9058565912, ISBN-13: 978-9058565914

2018 Fine Art Magazine 131, October 2018

2018 CHIP FOTO VIDEO Magazine, September 2018

2016 International Floral Art 2016/2017, Publisher: Stichting Kunstboek, Hardback, English edition, Publication date: May 2016, ISBN: 9789058565419, ISBN-13: 9789058565419

2015 Art Square vol.05 no.25, September 2015 

2015 ART4D, vol.19 no.227, July 2015

2015 Bangkok Post, 17 July 2015

2015 Fahthai Magazine (Bangkok Airways), July 2015

2015 VOGUE THAILAND, vol.3 no.30 July 2015

2015 Cover of Bangkok Art Map (BAM!), July 2015

2013 L'OFFICIEL THAILAND vol.2 no.17 July 2013 

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