About This Artist

While Ongkorn was growing up, art brought out the blissfulness and passionate side in him. He recalls how his parents and his mentor recognized his talent in creating art. All of the support and training he received encouraged him to participate in numerous painting competitions.

After deciding to pursue his passion in his studies at Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Fine Arts in Painting, he also continued his Master’s Degree in Applied Arts at the Faculty of Decorative Arts, Silpakorn University. Ongkorn started painting portraits with a similar aesthetic to National Artist Chakrabhand Posayakrit, who is known as Thailand’s well-known Renaissance Man. Shortly after, he moved on to the subject of surrealism with the combined influenced of Russia’s famous Klim Novoseltsev and Thailand’s Prateep Kochabua.

His work showcases an expression of imagination and reality by paying close attention to detail of the human bodies and nature. The fantasy-like painting showcasing happiness and beauty depicted through a woman figure with a head of an animal, using a chameleon mask to invite viewers to question the perception of the subject of the woman and her self-esteem in relation to what is perceived as feminine. The seahorse mask on the woman head portrays an aura of happiness, and the macaw with its pink feathers attracts the very opposite sex.

The upcoming talent will integrate the traditional “Baba Yaya” patterns into the free-swimming marine animals – the jellyfish. Throughout the exhibition that will be taking place at Phuket’s leading event of the year, The Living Art Festival, his aim of the exhibit’s work is to capture the history and culture of Phuket’s Peranakan culture.

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My Work & Creation

Ongkorn Sinlapangkul

Ongkorn’s artwork showcases an expression of imagination and reality by paying close attention to detail of the human bodies and nature.