Born in Thailand, James Prapaithong is an artist currently living and studying in London. He graduated from Wimbledon College of Arts in 2019 and is now studying for his master degree in painting at the Royal College of Art. His work deals with a sense of place and the narrative of an interior, using a variety of media to create artworks.  

 

Artist’s statement

All places have histories and every room holds memories. It is in our nature that we desire to be remembered, yet we constantly forget and leave behind the moments we once held dear. These moments now exist only as memories, within places where we have no guarantee of returning, waiting to be brought back and re-visited once more.  

My paintings are reminiscent of places that exist in each and every one of our memories and the lingering sentiment that lies within. They are intended to create flashbacks and remind us of precious moments in our lives that we may have forgotten once we have moved on. By using the absence of humanity to emphasize the significance of space, the viewers are drawn into the created cinematic world where various emotions can be experienced. I use both personal images taken from places I have visited as well as found images, transposing them onto the surface of canvases and altering the images in a way that creates a sense of nostalgia and melancholy.