Visual Artist, Illustrator and Writer "Collect, cut and paste memories"
Bangkok-based artist who creates nostalgic collages by combining classical materials and local motifs.
Nakrob Moonmanas (born 1990) is commonly recognised as a rising collage artist and illustrator in Thailand. The uniqueness in his work leads to endless interpretation. The Artist selects and seamlessly blends existing artworks with local and outlandish fragments of history and culture together yielding a magnificent composition with the touch of contemporary aesthetic. Having grown up amongst the life of old city Bangkok surrounded by bloody chaotic streets, hundreds year old golden temples, distasteful constructions and western style royal palaces., Moonmanas’ passion, personal interests, experiences embedded with floods of tales and myths and have been moulded into his love-hate relationship with his own root.
After university, Thai Literature graduate started his career as an illustrator. Moonmanas has done editorial and commercial works for noted clients including Thai airways, Mercedes Benz and Vogue Thailand. A move into the art world came after his intention to prove collage art is more than just 2D cut-and-paste stuff. He turned into full time artist by sharpening his messages focusing on visual culture and the resistance of memory while trying several techniques from gilding to lenticular printing. The artist exhibited his solo and group exhibitions in art institutions and galleries in Thailand such as Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).
2013 Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Thai language and literature (1st Class Honours),
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016 "Eternity" to commemorate the life of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Organized by HUBBA-TO and Canon Thailand, Habito Mall, Bangkok, Thailand.
2017 "Sacrifice" at People's Gallery, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) Bangkok, Thailand.
2018 "Coronets" at ThongLor Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2012 "SHOW YOURSELF: ASEAN Self-Portrait, Korean Self-Portrait" Seoul Museum of History, Seoul, South Korea.
2015 "Thailand Innofashion award 2015 fashion show" a part of Digital Fashion Week, Singapore.
2015 "France in my memory" Alliance française de Bangkok, Thailand.
2015 "Debut wall" Thailand Creative & Design Centre (TCDC), Bangkok, Thailand.
2016 "Relationshit" Ubaan art station, Bangkok. Thailand.
2016 "Social discovery: when obsession becomes identity" Siam Discovery Centre, Bangkok Thailand.
2016 "the New Original" a part of Chiang Mai design week 2016, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
2016 "En Mémoire" Zen Department Store, Bangkok
2016 "Father of Our Nation" Gaysorn Shopping Centre, Bangkok,
2016 "Unseen Siam: Early Photography 1860 – 1910" Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Bangkok, Thailand.
2017 "Orgy" by I WANNA BANGKOK Ubaan art station, Bangkok. Thailand.
Awards & Honours
2012 Winner of Thailand "SHOW YOURSELF: ASEAN Self-Portrait, Korean Self-Portrait" Seoul, South Korea.
2015 Winner of "Thailand Innofashion award 2015" leather goods and accessories design, Bangkok, Thailand.
Selected Clients and Collaborations
Thai Airways, Mercedes-Benz (Thailand), Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC),
Thailand Creative & Design Centre (TCDC), Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ), Chulalongkorn University, Samsung,
Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, Matichon Publishing House, The Jam factory Bangkok, Volve Hotel Bangkok.
Featured Media and Magazine
Vogue Thailand, GQ, L'Optimum, L'Officiel, Elle, Elle Decoration, Wallpaper*, BBC Thai, Agencia Efe (Spanish news agency),
Dichan, Bangkok Post Newspaper, Matichon Newspaper, KhaoSod Newspaper, TimeOut Bangkok, A Day,
A Day Bulletin, Room magazine, ART4D, the Jam Factory Magazine, WeSmile Magazine (the In-Flight Magazine of Thai Smile Airways)
Talks, Lectures and Workshops
2015 TCDC's Debut talk
2015 TCDC social club: Visually Speaking
2016 44th National Book Fair & Bangkok International Book Fair
2016 Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ)
2017 Chula Expo 2017, Chulalongkorn University
2017 Department of Thai language, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
2017 A Day magazine
2017 Sripathom University
2017 Department of Communication design, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University
2017 Rangsit University
2017 Sillpakorn University