May 2024

Narate Jung

Janine Yasovant
with Danin Adler


My point of view of the art of Narate Jung, who I’ve known for 10 years, is that he has a defined personality with the images that he sees of Thai society that he would like to reflect semi-satirically in the form of awareness of being part of the new generation that stands in the decline and delay of change. His work comes out with a point. Measured by the look of the viewer who is outside but still confirms that he is still the same genuine person as before. Time has changed and he has not changed.

 In April during the Thai New Year period I had the opportunity to interview Narate Jung.


JY. Being an independent artist I see your creative work without limit from the past. Can you tell us the moment of the impression that you would like to share with the readers about acceptance,  with the work you create? What experiences would you like to share with new artists?

NJ. Impressive time is every moment before, during, and after the creation of every work, every set, every piece. Acceptance as an artist, I accept my work and myself. As for acceptance from the outside, I can't tell you. As for the experience that I want to tell: when we actually do something we will get the real thing. When doing something to play, We'll get toys.

JY. Tell about your own history, life, studies, past work.

NJ. I was born in 1984 in Bangkok, on the Thonburi side. I began seriously studying art at the Thonburi Vocational College, vocational certificate level, continuing on to the vocational certificate level at the Pho Chang School, Graphic Arts Department, during the vocational and vocational certificate periods, receiving funding from TISCO Foundation

Studied at Poh Chang for 1 year and decided to enter King Mongkut's University of Technology Ladkrabang, faculty of Architecture Fine Arts major It took 6 years to study because I had to work at the same time. After graduating, I began working in various jobs such as teaching art, selling handmade items, and designing hotel

At that time, I never abandoned my drawing work. Continuing to draw and having the opportunity to participate as an artist in the v64 project.

And in 2012, it was a big turning point when I decided to enter the art industry. By applying for a job as an editor on Fineart Magazine Thailand. Working here was like studying for another degree.

In 2014, having my first solo exhibition at the National Gallery on Chaofa Road was an important first step.

I therefore decided to pursue a full-time career as an artist with the guidance of Tawatchai Somkong and Alongkorn Lauwatthana.

In 2016, I decided to resign from Fineaart Magazine after being on the editorial staff for 5 years.

In 2018, I worked with SPACEBARZINE to produce the first volume of ARTZINE called GOGHTAKU.

Launched at SQ ART BOOK FAIR 2018 in Singapore. Later in 2019, there was an opportunity to stay and see art with Professor Chavalit Soemprungsuk, National Artist, in Amsterdam, Netherlands for 1 week, which opened up my worldview in art. I also participated in check the art curriculum in the title Navattakarmsil and was a member of the judging committee for selecting representatives of vocational colleges throughout Bangkok in the arts field at Thonburi Vocational College in 2022, 'Create jobs throughout the nation, “Jung”' is a hashtag that I like to use.

There are currently 4 solo exhibitions, numerous collaborative exhibitions and art events.

JY. Which artist's work do you like the most? Can be a Thai or foreign artist. To what extent are you satisfied with your past work?

NJ. There are many favorite artists. My preferences change according to age, both in Thailand and abroad. During school age, I like works that are realistic, magnificent, Michelangelo, when finished studying . We are very happy with Salvador Dalí's surreal works. Later, I liked the works of Van Gogh, Picasso, Frida, etc. As for the present I admire all artists who are still artists, etc., for my past work. I am satisfied with every piece created at that time.

In communicating with everyone, I would like to leave communication through every piece of art that I create.


Narate Jung

Date of Birth : 23 June 1984

Education : 2007 - Bachelor of art, faculty of Architecture King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang

Solo Exhibitions:

2014 –  Art Exhibition 3 Thing, The National Gallery Bangkok

2017 – Appropriation, People Gallery, Bangkok Art And Culture Centre (BACC)

2019 – Meditation, Chamchuri Art Gallery, Chulalongkorn University

2019 – Along The Way, Chui Gallery, Changchui

Selected Exhibitions:

1999 and 2003 – Funded with the Scholarship of TISCO Foundation

 2002 – Poh Chang 89th Anniversary Art Exhibition

2012 – Grand Opening Art Exhibition, V64 Art Space, Bangkok Thailand

2012 – Art Exhibition for Children and Youth, MOCA, Bangkok, Thailand

2014 – Art Exhibition Arayasilp Andaman, Puket

2015 – Art Exhibition The Autopsies, The National Gallery Bangkok

2015 –The 8 Art Exhibition of the International Visual Artist Association of Thailand, The Queen Gallery


2016 – Songkran 2016 Bangkok Symbolic, CENTRAL EMBASSY


2016 – ART IS LIFE LIFE IS ART, Bangkok Art And Culture Centre (BACC) 2016 - Project Our Beloved King, THE JAM FACTORY and FYI Center 

2016 – รักพ่อ “เพ (ร) าะ” อะไร , Syrup the space อาคารลิเบอร์ตี้ 

2017 – SATI, DUKE Contemporary Art Space (1 st Floor, Gaysorn Plaza)

2017 – WOUNDED, Chamchuri Art Gallery 


2017 – Hotel Art Fair Bangkok 2017,Claustrophobic Room 503 at VOLVE HOTEL BANGKOK


2018 – Hotel Art Fair Bangkok 2018, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok

2018 – I SEE, Centara Grand Hotel, Centralword

2018 – Land of Smile, Century Museum in Bangkok, POH-CHANG

2018 – Open Your Eyes Open Your Mind, Ar Nake Pa Song, Changchui


2020 – Fighting Covid-19 With he ARTS, RCAC BKK

2021 – Mango Art fair 1,at Lhong 1919

2021 – People to People, Main Gallery 9thfloor, BACC

2021 – FAREWELL, at Lhong 1919 Artist

2022 – THE IDOLS OF UTOPIA, RCB Galleria 3, River City Bangkok

2023 – ใช่เพียงเพราะเราเปราะบาง, RCAC BKK, หอศิลป์ร่วมสมัยราชดำเนิน

2023 – Global WARning, MATDOT ART CENTER




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Janine Yasovant is a writer and art collector in Chiang Mai, Thailand and a Senior Writer for Scene4. For more of her commentary and articles,
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