Narong Tintamusik is part of #TheGalleryProject. #TheGalleryProject includes artworks from 47 artists from 27 different countries. Each work reflects a unique perspective and as a whole, the exhibition series refuses to present a standardized narrative. Rather, it becomes clear that being queer means something different to each artist, whether sexually, politically, or aesthetically.

Each artist represented in the exhibition has developed their own strategies for coping with their lived realities and addressing (or not addressing) them in their art. The works displays sex, fragility, anger, courage, hope, nihilism, strength, fear, and beauty.

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About the artwork:

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. While indulging in pornography, I was able to live my life vicariously. With no real physical contact when it comes to viewing explicit media, I enter a free world. To obtain personal fulfillment and liberation, I create a body of work that depicts figures having sex shamelessly. Themes of indulgence, sexual freedom, and fear permeate my art. The figures, bold and indifferent, contains the qualities that I lack. They are truly what I am not and what I want to be. My own insecurities caused the sexual imagery to contain a taste of violence. Yet, this very depravity is what gives me the confidence in myself.

I hope my viewers are able to feel a sense of liberation and freedom after viewing my art. The more I create my works, the more I feel comfortable about my sexuality. For those like me who have not fully experienced sex to the fullest, I wish the art may open a door or two to many more.

About the artist:

Narong Tintamusik was born in Dallas, TX on 1991 and raised in Bangkok, Thailand for 10 years. He moved back to Dallas when he was a freshman in high school. He obtained his Biology undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Dallas with a minor in visual arts.

Growing up in the concrete jungles of Bangkok and reading countless books about the ocean inspired him to pursue marine biology. Even though his education lies within the scientific domain, he won modest amounts of awards and recognition for his art. He has been the recipient of scholarships graciously provided by the DeGoyler Memorial Fund from the Dallas Museum of Art and Bryce and Jonelle Jordan Scholarship Foundation at UTD. He hopes to continue with his underwater adventures along with actively pursuing his passion as a professional artist.

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You can find more of Narong’s work and contact him here: www.ntintamusik.com