b.1980 Bangkok Thailand
Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew was born in Bangkok in 1980, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology and Master of Fine Arts from Silpakorn University.
Uttaporn is interested in creating three-dimensional painting over layers of carefully draped thread and netting, he has developed a unique mixing of media that produces mesmerizing three-dimensional, ‘Holographic’ artworks, which is giving the image a sparse, floating when arranged in a lot of layers. Formed into a shape that corresponds to the object on the installation. It is different from the original meaning of painting that uses only two-dimensional to communicate. often portraits of his own family members. A devout Buddhist, Nimmalaikaew’s distinct style illustrates and explains the Buddhist philosophy. Most of his works inspired by the interpretation of Buddhism teachings that relate to the truth of life, by quoting stories from his family. To make it easier to understand at the current society. The prototype chosen to create works that reflect the state of his mind is the source of suffering and the deterioration of the things being used. To find the meaning of the way to Live life consciously.
In 2006, He received The Prestigious First Prize: The Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2006, Hong Kong. Between in 2011, He received The Prestigious First Prize: NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF ART 2011, Bangkok, he is also invited to join the exhibition project “Ghosts and Hells in Asian Art” 2017 at Quai Branly Museum, Paris. And In July 2019, Nimmalaikaew has a solo exhibition titles ตาฝาด: Reality as it isn’t at Subhashok The Arts Centre, Bangkok. He currently lives and works in Bangkok as a teacher at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology and as the Artist also.