Richard Koh Fine Art Bangkok is proud to present “Simplicity”, a captivating exhibition by Thai artist Natagon Khamkayprong. This thought-provoking showcase invites art enthusiasts to delve into a world of minimalism and introspection, running from November 4th to November 25th, 2023.
In a society marked by chaos and complexity, Natagon’s art offers a unique perspective. His works serve as a two-dimensional representation of truth, capturing the essence of existence. This exhibition challenges the viewer to question the intricate systems and structures that govern our lives and the ever-evolving visions we hold.
Born in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand, Natagon brings a deep sense of personal connection to his art. He draws inspiration from the simplicity of everyday life, carefully observing and translating these impressions into his works. His reductionist approach eliminates unnecessary elements while retaining the essential, resulting in artworks that exude solitude, tranquillity, and emotional depth.
Natagon’s artistic journey is one of self-discovery and the pursuit of equilibrium in an enigmatic world. “Simplicity” is a testament to his dedication to the craft and his unique ability to find profound meaning in the simplest of things.
Natagon Khamkayprong was born in April 1993 in Mueang District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand. After graduating from grade 12, he 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 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.
Natagon Khamkayprong – Simplicity
4 - 25 November 2023
Richard Koh Fine Art,
Peterson Building, 712/1, 9th floor, Sukhumvit Rd,
Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
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