Based in: Bangkok
Naraphat Sakarthornsap b. 1991 Currently lives and works in Bangkok. In many of his works, Naraphat presents stories of social inequality through photographs, in which flowers play the leading role. Other important elements in his exhibits are the mysterious letters and words he intentionally titled his photos, each of which is delicately and meaningfully interconnected. He did so as those messages cannot be explicitly spoken or displayed due to the constraints of the society.
Many kinds of flowers that Naraphat uses usually come 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 originate from the deepest part of his devastated heart.
Naraphat’s early works have presented the challenge against nature in trying to prolong the freshness of the flowers before his ideas are refined and eventually become the challenge against power and influence in the society.
Naraphat has exhibited nationally and internationally at prestigue art institutes in Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. He received the distinguished Young Thai Artist Award 2016 in Photography Category. His works are published in many publications including International Floral Art, Vogue Thailand and the Fine Art Magazine.
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