Natagon Khamkayprong

b. 1993, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
Lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand

Natagon Khamkayprong pursued a bachelor’s degree in the Fine and Applied Art Program with a focus on Painting at Burapha University. His dedication to self-improvement and education led him to further his studies. Consequently, he decided to expand his knowledge by pursuing a master’s degree in Painting, Sculpture, and Graphic Arts at Silpakorn University.

Natagon possesses a unique perspective on the world, drawing inspiration from the small, simple things in everyday life. He carefully observes objects and landscapes in his immediate surroundings, seeking meaning and personal emotions within them. He immerses himself in the atmosphere and emotions surrounding these subjects, capturing their essence in his mind. He then translates these impressions into his artwork.

Many of Natagon’s works revolve around the theme of the simplicity found in daily life. He has progressively eliminated or minimized unnecessary elements, both in his art and his real life. This reduction process involves carefully editing his works, removing extraneous details while retaining the essential elements that convey his personal connection to the subject matter. This approach allows him to express the significance of the subjects that hold personal meaning for him.

Natagon employs a one-time painting technique to streamline the artistic process, making it more straightforward and efficient. His artworks often convey a sense of solitude and tranquillity, reflecting his mood and emotional state on different days. This integration of his life and work into his paintings creates a profound connection between his perception of the world and his artistic expression.

BIOGRAPHY INFORMATION FROM RICHARD KOH FINE ART GALLERY, DECEMBER 2023.

Country: Thailand