Artist Statement

My art are self-portraits. When I was a child, I was sexually taken advantage of. I kept that secret for most of my youth until my early 20's, where I broke the silence. The thoughts about contracting venereal disease lingers within me. To have both sexual anxiety and the need to satisfy my desires became the basis of my work.

Themes of innocence, sexuality, and trauma are explored in my pieces. Naive, yet depraved, my figures, Thirsties, exist often alone in imaginary spaces. Within this psychological desolation, the Thirsties attempt to transverse one's deepest desires through the middle of the night to broad daylight. I attempt to show the audience what is like to live in a world where childhood was taken away too soon and perversion was unwillingly acquainted.

- Narong Tintamusik, 2019

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