Narong Tintamusik

Narong Tintamusik is an artist based in Dallas, TX. His work is often autobiographical. Vulnerability serve as the driving force behind his work, allowing the space to be a site of healing and reclamation. Through painting and its iterations, he makes honest attempts to understand how past trauma reincarnates into various forms in the present.

Born in Dallas, TX, he lived in Bangkok, Thailand for 10 years. He obtained his Biology undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Dallas with a minor in visual arts in 2014. He is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas. He has exhibited in group shows locally in Dallas, TX and beyond including Chicago, New York, Canada, and Germany. Solo exhibitions include 500X (Dallas, TX), Plush Gallery (Dallas, TX), Tarleton State University (Stephenville, TX), and Angelina College (Lufkin, TX).

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Snack Wrap Necklace R-GBG-060504

Date of Creation: January 31, 2023

List of Materials: Acrylic, spray paint, paper, zip ties, leather, glass bead gel

Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 4 inches

Photographer's Name: Narong Tintamusik

Model's Name: N/A

Other Contributors: N/A

Conceptual Statement: I created these pieces based on food wrapped in leaves that are common in Thai culture. As someone who does not cook and is often being made fun of for that reason, I want to position myself from a “taker” to a “giver”. I create these inedibles from a combination of traditional and nontraditional materials. I believe food is the embodiment of pure joy and happiness. I view these "wrapped food" pieces as a body that experienced shame, due to the inability to properly cook. Grotesque coverings and locking mechanisms seal access to the inside of the wrappings. This makes it difficult to open up the nutritional value on the inside before it gets spoiled. The works are an homage to my mother, who grew up poor and was looked down upon in Thai society despite her marvelous skills within the culinary arts. I question my own self-value and the value of people who can cook well, but are in a lower socio-economic class.

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Snack Wrap Necklace BLUE-GBG-2.51.62.0

Date of Creation: 28/02/2023

List of Materials: Acrylic, spray paint, paper, zip ties, glass bead gel

Dimensions: 2.5 x 1.6 x 2.0 inches

Photographer's Name: Narong Tintamusik

Model's Name: N/A

Other Contributors: N/A

Conceptual Statement: I created these pieces based on food wrapped in leaves that are common in Thai culture. As someone who does not cook and is often being made fun of for that reason, I want to position myself from a “taker” to a “giver”. I create these inedibles from a combination of traditional and nontraditional materials. I believe food is the embodiment of pure joy and happiness. I view these "wrapped food" pieces as a body that experienced shame, due to the inability to properly cook. Grotesque coverings and locking mechanisms seal access to the inside of the wrappings. This makes it difficult to open up the nutritional value on the inside before it gets spoiled. The works are an homage to my mother, who grew up poor and was looked down upon in Thai society despite her marvelous skills within the culinary arts. I question my own self-value and the value of people who can cook well, but are in a lower socio-economic class.

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Snack Wrap Necklace BLUE-GBG-5.04.01.5

Date of Creation: 05/03/2023

List of Materials: Acrylic, spray paint, zip ties, glass bead gel

Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 1.5 inches

Photographer's Name: Narong Tintamusik

Model's Name: N/A

Other Contributors: N/A

Conceptual Statement: I created these wearable sculptures based on food wrapped in leaves that are common in Thai culture. As someone who does not cook and is often being made fun of for that reason, I want to position myself from a “taker” to a “giver”. I create these inedibles from a combination of traditional and nontraditional materials. I believe food is the embodiment of pure joy and happiness. I view these "wrapped food" pieces as a body that experienced shame, due to the inability to properly cook. Grotesque coverings and locking mechanisms seal access to the inside of the wrappings. This makes it difficult to open up the nutritional value on the inside before it gets spoiled. The works are an homage to my mother, who grew up poor and was looked down upon in Thai society despite her marvelous skills within the culinary arts. I question my own self-value and the value of people who can cook well, but are in a lower socio-economic class.

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