Spreading positivity Illustrator Nuttapong Daovichitr's exhibition 'Safe Space' is providing a much-need break at a time when there is little to cheer for

Asia's Tech News Daily

Nuttapong created Slow Reverse for the project ‘Ubisum By Ubies’. Photo: Nuttapong Daovichitr

The Covid-19 pandemic and relentless political conflict in Thailand has caused frustrations for illustrator and graphic designer Nuttapong Daovichitr, aka Nutdao. At one point, he felt he wanted to have a break from these negative situations and eventually created his debut virtual reality exhibition “Safe Space”.

“I saw many negative situations and could not tolerate it, so I decided to step back. Working on this exhibition helped me get away from all negativities for short periods of time. The illustrations include spaces or places I used to visit, but I don’t specify the exact location. I drew whatever came to mind, so these illustrations are like collages of my thoughts,” explained Nuttapong.

Eleven illustrations in “Safe Space” display bright colours such as orange, green and blue, so viewers can feel energetic. Nuttapong hopes that viewers will feel relaxed when they see his work.

“If people see this collection on social media, I hope they will feel relaxed. I usually release negative energy in my designs. In this collection, I wanted to portray positive energy since there are many negative situations around us at present. I hope “Safe Space” can be a break from negative situations,” said Nuttapong.


Illustrator and graphic designer Nuttapong Daovichitr, aka, Nutdao. Photos © Art Bakery Gallery

Two Illustrations — Sanctuary 1 and Sanctuary 2 — were inspired by places that Nuttapong visited in Japan. He also added some elements to assemble images of collages. Placebo is an illustration with an interesting title which depicts someone floating in the air.

Placebo portrays the mood of a person in a trance. At first, I wanted to use placebo as the exhibition title but the word does not represent the whole collection. The placebo effect is a state whereby someone feels better after taking an inactive substance. It is like the illustration which boosts viewers’ positive energy, but does not solve any problem,” said Nuttapong.

Nuttapong earned his bachelor’s in Visual Communication Design from the Faculty of Decorative Arts at Silpakorn University. He became interested in illustration after he learned that rules, guidelines and clients’ requirements in graphic design limited his freedom of expression. Howver, illustrations allow him to express more. Currently, Nuttapong is a designer at the Practical School of Design. During his free time, he works on illustrations for clients and himself.

“When working for clients, I use my skills to appease clients’ needs. My personal illustration is self-expression that I want to communicate to my followers. Also, I sometimes do not have any particular message, but it is an experiment. Thus, my personal work is more open. Working for clients and for myself has both a plus and minus side. I prefer to work on both for a better balance,” said Nuttapong.


Healing was inspired after Nuttapong was vaccinated. Art Bakery Gallery

Even though Nuttapong is an established illustrator, he has never stopped improving. Last year, he participated in a Japanese online creative tournament “Ubisum By Ubies” and paired with a Korean mentor Youngeun Heo to create his collection “Slow Reverse”.

“I worked with this team at a Japanese art fair ‘Unknown Asia Art Exchange Osaka’. ‘Ubisum By Ubies’ was their online platform. When I participated in this event, I received feedback in different aspects from people from different countries such as Indonesia, China, South Korea and Japan. At ‘Ubisum By Ubies’, I paired with a Korean mentor Youngeun Heo, who is a journalist. Her viewpoints are different from other creators. We spoke through email until I finished my five illustrations for ‘Self-Distorted’. I usually participate in events like this because deadlines push me to create my own collection,” said Nuttapong.

Since Nuttapong is interested in political issues, he sometimes creates illustrations to express his political viewpoints and posts them on social platforms.


Sanctuary 1 was inspired by places that Nuttapong visited in Japan. Art Bakery Gallery

“It is something that I can do. I am not ready to dedicate myself and participate in a rally because I have elderly at home to care for and we are in a pandemic. Hence, I tried to think what I could do. I educate myself and do not ignore what happens. Many people sacrifice themselves for political conflict. I do not want their sacrifices to go in vain. If we ignore what happens, it will eventually affect us, so we had better help one another,” said Nuttapong.

After a decade in the business, Nuttapong noticed that investors are paying more attention to illustrations. Displays of large illustrations can be found in public spaces and it can make spaces more interesting. The number of illustrators has also increased. Aspiring illustrators are trying to figure out their own style and aiming to become professional. Nuttapong, who is notable for his simplified images, advised that aspiring illustrators should take time to find a unique style.

“Illustrators should not be in rush to figure out a style since it takes time. If illustrators often use references, they will be stuck in those styles. When an illustrator tries to develop their own style by drawing from a reference, they should not post that illustration on social platforms because people can usually see similarities between the illustration and the reference that was used. Style is not only about lines and drawings. It is also about your viewpoints towards something. If you have a different viewpoint, your interpretation and outcome will be different,” concluded Nuttapong.


Nuttapong or Nutdao working on ‘Safe Space’. Art Bakery Gallery


Placebo portrays the mood of a person in a trance. Art Bakery Gallery

“Safe Space” is now on view via artbakery.in until Oct 31. Visit Instagram @artbakery.th and @nutdao for more information.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related


4,912 new Covid cases, 33 new deaths

Tourists sit in a cafe at Khaosan Road, one of the favourite tourist spots in Bangkok, on Tuesday. (Reuter photo) Thailand logged 4,912 new Covid-19 cases and 33 new fatalities ... Read more »

Events and listings: Food deals, Jack the Ripper musical, Santa Run For Wishes 2021

SINGAPORE – Savour your hunger for food deals, catch South Korean musical Jack The Ripper, or help grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses by signing up for a ... Read more »

Some enchanted evening Le Normandie by Alain Roux marks a momentous milestone for Bangkok dining scene

There's hardly been a time when I could say with all of my heart that a meal was “beyond criticism”. The roasted Challandais duck with dukkah spice, vegetable tartlet and ... Read more »

Have a picnic in Chiang Mai

A new picnic-concept restaurant, titled Waiting For May, will open its door this Sunday at ORI9IN gourmet organic farm in Chiang Mai province. Food ORI9IN farm is a joint venture ... Read more »

Greece inspires Dior Cruise 2022 collection

For Maria Grazia Chiuri, each collection is an occasion for establishing a link between a creative project, savoir-faire, and innovation. An opportunity to build a fecund environment, like an immense ... Read more »

Golden anniversary

Award-winning Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’ Extra-Thin in a platinum case. Next year, Audemars Piguet will celebrate 50 years of the Royal Oak, the first luxury sports watch with a case made ... Read more »

Shop for a good cause at Dragonfly Holiday Bazaar

Everyone is facing the challenges of an economic downturn that emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic. The impact, however, did not spread equally. The national lockdown that introduced work from home ... Read more »

The art of gem setting Audemars Piguet goes next-level beauty with latest line of timepieces

Inspired by Marvel's most technologically-advanced nation, Wakanda, Audemars Piguet created the Black Panther edition of the Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon, which was a conversation piece when launched earlier this ... Read more »

Digital literacy key against misinformation

Hype about the metaverse or virtual world where users can interact with other avatars through headsets has been growing. While it will take years to materialise, pundits say users should ... Read more »

Breaking through the darkness Galleries' Nights teams up with the French embassy to bring art back into the spotlight

Pare Patcharapa’s solo first exhibition “Poetry Of Dead, We Are All Alone … How Ghosts Found Us”. Punsita Ritthikarn In a challenging period for arts and culture, Galleries' Nights is ... Read more »

Working towards a zero-waste world Perfect Paper is an example of businesses gearing towards the circular economy by giving second life to used materials

Sarintorn Phansopa, general manager of Perfect Paper. Perfect Paper When Sarintorn Phansopa's father started his small business collecting used paper almost five decades ago, he didn't realise he would play ... Read more »

Digital push to hit B2.5tn a year by 2030

Thailand's digital transformation could generate up to 2.5 trillion baht in annual economic value by 2030, equivalent to 16% of GDP in 2020, according to a report commissioned by Google. ... Read more »

Thai AirAsia X looking for new investors Additional funding secured for TAA

Thai AirAsia X needs a major restructuring and new investors to prep the airline to resume international routes next year, after Thai AirAsia (TAA) already secured additional funding for the ... Read more »

BCG programme to help exporters boost shipments

The Commerce Ministry has vowed to move ahead with plans to develop and promote entrepreneurs trading in bio-, circular and green (BCG) products, aiming to raise the trade value of ... Read more »

SEC drafts rules for wallet clarity

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking public comments on draft regulations to establish a new licence for custodial digital asset wallet providers to ensure safe and standardised custody. ... Read more »

State vows Omicron plans in place Deputy PM confident variant can be fought

People receive Covid-19 vaccinations at the Thai-Japanese Bangkok Youth Centre on Wednesday as a preventive measure. Nutthawat Wicheanbut The government remains confident it can handle the spread of the Covid-19 Omicron ... Read more »

5G subscriptions to hit 70m by 2027

Thailand's 5G subscriptions are expected to reach 70 million by 2027, or 73% of the total subscriptions in mobile services, according to Digital Economy and Society (DES) Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn. ... Read more »

CRC allots B4.5bn to buy Porto shares

Central Group is one of Grab Thailand’s shareholders, having held 40% in the firm since 2019. Somchai Poomlard Central Retail Corporation (CRC), the SET-listed retail arm of Central Group, is set ... Read more »

Vets to operate on wounded elephant

Kampon Tansacha, president of the Nong Nooch Pattaya Garden, holds a milk bottle to feed ‘Kwak Rak’, an elephant calf that was rescued after being ensnared on Monday. photo by Nong ... Read more »

Army told to secure border

The army has stepped up surveillance of the Thai-Myanmar border to prevent illegal crossings as part of the country's efforts to further suppress Covid-19. Maj Gen Banyong Thongnuam, commander of ... Read more »

Crash victim's dad fears payout delay

Buri Ram: The family of a 21-year-old car crash victim is pleading for help after facing a further delay in compensation payments and possible legal action for allegedly giving false ... Read more »

PM rules out immediate lockdown Says night venues reopening delayed

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has insisted Thailand will not reimpose an immediate national lockdown despite concerns over the new coronavirus variant Omicron. But he said the schedule for easing anti-Covid ... Read more »

Consumers' top grievance is misleading claims: poll

Over half of Thai consumers have had bad experiences purchasing goods and/or services, with exaggerated claims topping the list of their complaints in a recent poll. The Ban Somdej poll, ... Read more »

City needs better plans for welfare Policies must focus on quality of life

Chadchart: People-centred policies The government should improve the social welfare of Bangkok residents and maximise the use of urban spaces to spur economic activities, says former transport minister Chadchart Sittipunt. ... Read more »

Laos opens Chinese-built railway line Passenger services expected to begin on Saturday

Women pose next to a train during a Buddhist ceremony at Vientian Station on Thursday, one day prior to the handover ceremony of the high-speed rail project linking the Chinese ... Read more »

B1 trillion to beat Omicron Injection to cushion against volatility

Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith says the government is trying to maintain a balance between keeping the economy running and containing the virus. (Photo: Chanat Katanyu) The government will inject around ... Read more »

Baby elephant gets life-saving care after trap and shooting ordeal

A three-month-old baby elephant saved from a hunter’s trap and sent for medical treatment for its mangled right front leg and recovery process is seen in Nong Nooch Tropical Garden ... Read more »

Cambodian refugee monk fears jail if deported from Thailand

(Photo from Facebook page of คณะราษฎรเสรีไทยเพื่อสาธารณรัฐสยาม) A Cambodian monk with international refugee status said Thursday he fears he will be thrown in jail if he is deported home from Thailand. ... Read more »

Industry chiefs upbeat on outlook Post forum examines trends after Covid

“In the next year, a lot of ATMs will disappear as they will be replaced by a cashless payment system on apps. A cashless society is coming faster than ever,” ... Read more »

More creative education needed: VERSO

Cameron Fox, founding head of VERSO International School, delivers his speech during Bangkok Post’s “Unleashing the Future: a Glimpse into 2020 and Beyond” at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre ... Read more »

Bangkok bus shooter turns out to be policeman

A screenshot from a video shows a motorcyclist stopping the No.17 passenger bus before having a quarrel with its driver in Bangkok’s Bang Chan area on Nov 30. He later ... Read more »

Thailand's PR industry meets the demands of modern business and society, and the result is another year of growth

Key members of Thailand’s communications and public relations (PR) network met on 2 December 2021 for the inaugural event of the kingdom’s Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), the first ... Read more »

Improve welfare to make city more liveable: Chatchart

Former transport minister Chatchart Sittipunt voices ideas on the development of Bangkok during Bangkok Post’s International Forum 2021 on “Unleashing the Future: A Glimpse into 2022 and Beyond” on Thursday. ... Read more »

AirAsia CEO 'bullish' on beating Omicron

AirAsia Group chief executive Tony Fernandes shares his views during Bangkok Post’s International Forum 2021 dubbed “Unleashing the Future: A Glimpse into 2022 and Beyond” on Thursday. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb) ... Read more »

Tokyo to build on Thai ties

Yuriko Koike, Tokyo’s first woman governor, addresses the Bangkok Post International Forum 2021 on Thursday. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb) Yuriko Koike, Tokyo's first woman governor, wants Thais to see a “new” ... Read more »

Woman arrested for bogus-soldier online romance scam

Urai Khamsaenphan, of Sa Kaeo, is served with an arrest warrant at a shopping mall in Bang Lamung district, Chon Buri, on Thursday for alleged collusion in an online romance ... Read more »

Lace up for a Very Versace holiday season

This year’s holiday campaign takes Versace’s signature glamour to the winter games. It’s bold fashion, festive must-haves, jubilant celebrations…all depicted in a wintry setting that’s as chic as it is ... Read more »

Fabulous festive hampers ready already at Zing Bakery Share your thoughtful gift-giving spirit with the help of Zing Bakery's festive hampers

Ideal for friends, family, a lucky colleague, a client you want to treat or even that special person in your life, Zing’s hampers come packed full of delicious goodies – ... Read more »

‘Nirvana' suggests homebuyers to buy a house in this good time with supports from LTV measures and low interest rates

Thailand’s property market is now improving considerably after the easing of Covid-19 crisis. This period is considered a good time for homebuyers who want to buy a house for their ... Read more »

Rooftop bar Loof closing in February, looking for new home

Loof – a play on the word “roof” – was part of a wave of bars that popped up in 2005. PHOTO: THE LO & BEHOLD GROUP SINGAPORE – Rooftop ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic