Gushing Out My Confession

"During the period where my life went downhill, finding happiness is harder than anything else. I looked back on myself and decided to work on my art again, with the thing that I love: flowers. I went back to the important people in my life, from my childhood friend, my past teachers to the colleagues that I love, inviting them to be in my space, having the photographs as the medium. While I was taking their pictures, they would tell me the stories of their life. They are the people who are there to listen to the things I had to say, secretly told over of the course of one year of this work’s process. I feel like my feelings were revived and I turned back to be the same old people through our conversations, going back to work on my art and going back to the flowers that I love. This series is like being stripped naked. The only difference is that the models got their body stripped but I got my heart stripped." - Naraphat Sakarthornsap

Sakarthornsap graduated from the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University. Flowers are important elements of the stories behind his artworks with words as secret codes that guide viewers to the true answers behind them. Flowers have always played a big role ever since his very first memories. Many of his childhood pictures show a little boy with flowers in his hands and on the pages of his notebooks were full of words that rarely relate to the subjects he was learning. His photographs are often presented with some words that contain special implications, which make his works seem straightforward. However, with intent, his secrets are neatly hidden underneath what is presented. In other words, what he wants others to see may not be what he wants them to know.