Biography: PAWNTHEP CHITPHONG (PT)
Artist & Journey Photographer
Born 1 June 1976, Suphanbury, Thailand
Living and Working in Chiangmai ,Thailand
🔴Since childhood, he was enamoured with drawing. He started drawing his favourite comics and branched out as he went. Later on, he fell out of love with drawing, with other interests and needs taking priority.
At 18, he began to draw again whilst living with his relatives, who supported him to study photography in Bangkok.
After moving out, he lived as a backpacker. This was when he realised his proficiency in painting. Thus, he decided to become a street artist. He drew postcards near Zen shopping mall, Ratchaprasong, Bangkok.
He eventually came upon Khao San Road. The small, but life changing street allowed him to meet, converse and work with various characters. Each with different cultures and backgrounds, but possess the same attitude and passions.
Pawnthep's first collection, entitled “Time”, was exhibited in 1999 at Comme’ Restaurant.
This was where he met several art journalists — Note Udom Taepanich/Cheve Cheva, an editor of Praew Publishing /Note Pongsuang (Dude Sweet), an editor of Lips Magazine — who invited him to work on magazine illustrations and to exhibit more of his works.
He started with various style of paintings which were influenced by Thai and foreign artists such as, Pratuang Emjaroen/Thaiwijit Puengkasemsomboon/Udom Taepanich/Kongpat Sakdapitak/M.L.Jirathorn Jiraprawat / Jean Michael Basquite and Picasso.
In 2002, he turned his attention to abstract and figurative arts.
Nowadays, he creates many abstract art pieces whilst pursuing photography in his spare time. However, he has kept his street artist identity, consequently shaping him into the artist he is today.
2020: Untitled Simple Beauty Photographyexhibition @ 1/6 Studio, Chiangmai
2019:FLOW inspired by nature @ Issue Gallery , CHIANGMAI
2017: AROUND @ Enough for Life , Chiangmai
2011 : SHARE BLUE @ BAANMAI-PLAMAN GUESTHOUSE, PAI, MAEHONGSON
2010 : THE MONSTER 2 @ ANGKRIT GALLERY, CHIANGRAI
2009 : DOTS LINES COLORS CIRCLES @ MINIMAL , CHIANGMAI
2007 : RAINY SEASON @ ALL ABOUT COFFEE , PAI, MAEHONGSON
2006 : LOVE IS EVERYTHING @ ART CAEF SLABBERAS, OSLO, NORWAY
2004: BEAN SPROUT @ SEAMEO SPAFA, BANGKOK
2003 : SUMMER LOVE @ RAN BARN RAO , BANGKOK
2002 : I AM NOT ARTIST @ RAN BARN RAO , BANGKOK
2005 : UTOPAI @ REFLECTION HOTEL , BANGKOK
2001 : BLACK SHEAR @ TOMKIM RESTAURANT , BANGKOK
2001 : PATE @ CONTEMPORARY GALLERY , BANGKOK
2001 : DUDE SWEET PARTY @ TOHKIM RESTAURANT , BANGKOK
1999 : TIMES @ COMME RESTAURANT , BANGKOK
2015 : LINKER @ CHIANGMAI CHAIYO HOTEL, CHIANGMAI
2014 : NOMAD @ RANLAO BOOK SHOP , CHIANGMAI
2013 : DESTINATION CHIANGRAI @ ART BRIDGE CHIANGRAI , CHIANGRAI
2013 : BIRD THEM CAT @ ANGKRIT GALLERY , CHIANGRAI
2009 : THE MONSTER 1 @ PAI TALAY GUESTHOUSE, PAI, MAEHONGSON
2008 : WHITE CAT & BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHER @ 1000 THANKS , BANGKOK
2006 : LIKELY @ CAFÉ BANGRAK, BANGKOK
2006 : FREAKS @ BAAN PITTALEW, PAI, MAEHONGSON
2003 : ART WAY @ NAPHALAN RESTAURANT , BANGKOK
2003 : LUCK KA PAINT 1 @ MES’AMIS FOOD & WINE , BANGKOK
2003 : LUCK KA PAINT 2 @ MES’AMIS FOOD & WINE , BANGKOK
2003 : CONVERSATION @ HOLY PIZZA , BANGKOK
2002 : BEGIN @ PHATAVADI THEATRE, BANGKOK
2009-2010 : THE 2nd BANGKOK TRIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL PRINT AND DRAWING EXHIBITION
2011 : TSC PROJECT , SEOUL , SOUTH KOREA
2016: Chiangmai is coming to Seoul ,SEOUL , SOUTH KOREA
BLOGER : REVIEW CHIANGMAI
CHRLDERN ART TEACHER
PHOTOGRAPHY for CHIANGMAI CAFE STORY, KOREA PUBLISH BOOK