Solo Exhibitions

  • 2007 Whispering from Pattani Na Phuket
  • 2009 Way of Faith at Phuket
  • 2014 World Artists at Phuket
  • 2016 Arayasarattra in Bangkok


Exhibitions

  • 1996 Contemporary Exhibition Thai-Australian at Hat Yai, Songkhla
  • 1998 Contemporary Exhibition Thai-Australian in Pattani
  • 1999 The 9th Samila Group Exhibition at Pattani
  • 1999 Andaman Colors Exhibition at Phuket
  • 2000 Art Exhibition in Honor of Southern Artists at Songkhla
  • 2000 One Century Art Education Exhibition at Pattani
  • 2000 Rak Silp Exhibition at Trang
  • 2001 The 11th Samila Group Exhibition at Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • 2001 Subconscious mind exhibition at Pattani 
  • 2002 The 2nd Samila Group Exhibition at Trang 
  • 2002 Exhibition of Southern pottery at Pattani 
  • 2003 Hundred Arts Exhibition in Phuket at Phuket 
  • 2004 Rusamilae Group Exhibition, Khao Yam, Nam Budu at Chamchuri, Bangkok. 
  • 2004 Pattanian Group Exhibition in Phuket 
  • 2004 Exhibition in honor of Her Majesty the Queen’s 72nd Birthday Anniversary at Bangkok 
  • 2004 The 1st Learning Exhibition at Pattani 
  • 2005 Exhibition Southern way of life at Pattani 
  • 2006 Exhibition of Art Teachers in the South at Pattani 
  • 2007 Time of Art Exhibition at Phuket/Songkhla/Pattani 
  • 2008 Educational Sciences 40th Anniversary Exhibition at Phuket 
  • 2008 The 1st Mountain to Andaman Exhibition at Chamchuri, Bangkok. 
  • 2008 Exhibition of paintings and photographs in honor of His Majesty the King at Chiang Mai
  • 2008 Phuket to Kan City Exhibition at Kanchanaburi
  • 2009 Creation of Good Deeds Exhibition in Phuket 
  • 2010 The 2nd Phu Pha to Andaman Exhibition at Chamchuri, Bangkok. 
  • 2010 The 2nd International Visual Arts Association of Thailand Exhibition in Bangkok 
  • 2011 Exhibition of southern artists creating peace at Trang/Bangkok. 
  • 2011 Art Exhibition at Trang Hospital 
  • 2011 The Return of Happiness to the South Exhibition at Hat Yai 
  • 2011 The 3rd Mountain to Andaman Exhibition at Khon Kaen 
  • 2011 Exhibition in honor of His Majesty the King’s 84th Birthday Anniversary at Phuket 
  • 2011 Exhibition, International Visual Arts Association of Thailand No. 3 in Bangkok 
  • 2012 The 4th Mountain to Andaman Exhibition at Krabi 
  • 2012 Exhibition of 50 Southern Artists at Hat Yai 
  • 2012 Exhibition of ASEAN Artists at Pattani 
  • 2013 Sri Trang Blooming Forever Exhibition at Hat Yai, Songkhla 
  • 2013 The 5th Mountain to Andaman Exhibition at Khon Kaen 
  • 2013 The 6th International Visual Arts Association of Thailand Exhibition in Bangkok 
  • 2014 Exhibition of peace in the southern border at Yala 
  • 2014 Ethnic Civilization Exhibition at Phitsanulok 
  • 2014 The 7th International Visual Arts Association of Thailand Exhibition in Bangkok 
  • 2015 International Exhibition in honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at Hat Yai, Songkhla 
  • 2015 The 8th International Visual Arts Association of Thailand Exhibition in Bangkok 
  • 2015 Traditions of life exhibition in Bangkok/Phuket 
  • 2015 IDEAL & MINERAL exhibition in Phuket 
  • 2016 Mini Art Exhibition at Phuket 
  • 2016 Exhibition of the Trai Hall group in Bangkok 
  • 2017 Exhibition of the Visual Arts Association of His Majesty the King, Heart of the People, Bangkok.

Monthian Yangthong

— Modern Thai Artist

Monthian Yangthong was born and raised in an enriched cultural yet breathtaking scenery in Phuket Province, Southern Thailand. His childhood was closely surrounded by locals who were skilful craftsmen like his father, which gives him the opportunity to assist with his father’s job at a very young age. His skills naturally grew from there and gradually transformed to creating his own original works by hand. Making his own art came after receiving his bachelors degree from Prince of Songkla University at Pattani. He had been developing his art for ten years and had his first solo exhibition, which further strengthened his work.

Background

Being born in a rural family — Yangthong was surrounded by the field filled with farmers and gardeners as they are the main occupations of the family living in the midst of the richness of nature and local culture. The artist feels the warmth, generosity and humility of the people, which are the alluring charms of rural society. All of these recounts are records of beautiful memories from Yangthong’s childhood and which have always remained clear. Although a part of his life has already stepped into an urban society with more competition, exploiting and selfishness — he will not be able to forget what he had before. The dry and unkind society he lives in now is not the society that used to give him endless amounts of happiness before.

“Growing up in a family with a talented father who is a local sage, I’ve always had the privilege of helping him with work. Whether it’s thrusting jade, coffin carving, plastering, carpentry, poetry,” He says. During religious ceremonies, equipment would have to be made therefore requiring him to perform minor tasks, which led him to absorb craftsmanship skills from childhood. This was a crucial step in his art career as he was fascinated by his father’s job. His family did not discourage him from pursuing art. “When I was kid, I remember buying cardboard to make a cutout of a shadow puppet to light it with a flashlight later at night. I would invent tools such as fish hooks and birdcages. It was enjoyable for me and came out as a good use in our daily life, which was an absolute bonus,” says Yangthong. It was the moment that he touched a pen and paper, when he saw a path in art. He started copying comic book designs and drew his favorite novel panels in that era. The drawings in his notebooks don’t go unnoticed as several classmates pointed out his outstanding skill in the creative field. He started doing freelance art jobs ever since then. “I had no idea how wide the art world could get. Drawing my thoughts and earning money from it made me the happiest,” He exclaimed. The end of high school led to the start of his vocational school at Nakhon Si Thammarat College of Arts, which made him realise that he had much room for improvement.

After completing the technical vocational certificate program — Yangthong continued to do an arts bachelor’s degree at Songkhla University Pattani Campus; dreaming to be an artist did not fade away for him. During the time, his family wanted him to fulfill a teaching career in accordance with the typical rural Thai way of thinking, but he simply refused. In 1996, Yangthong had a full-time job to satisfy the happiness of his family and lived off his salary, which made him recall his big dream back when he was studying for his vocational certificate. He then made a plan: to work during the day and to get creative during the holidays and at night. His first works were paintings, specially using oil paint to tell a story based on his memories. However after a while, he realised that he started to represent an artwork that belonged to another artist, so he decided to incorporate more originality and get even more creative. Wanting to escape, he jumped into woodblock prints, which is a process that he had a lot of experience with during his school days. The planning and process of printing corresponded with his full-time job schedule, which led to the accumulation of his paintings and ultimately a full collection. These works allowed him to have solo exhibitions in the late 1990s and 2006 at Phuket, launching his journey as a full fledged independent artist who got to be creative.

Technique

“Restlessness in thinking always brings happiness and fun to me. The pieces that I’ve made from print titled “Bareng’ were created through a machine that irons rubber in order to make the process easier,” He clarifies his technique. “The printing field in Thai society is very underdeveloped. Therefore, as an art teacher, my aim is to build knowledge and share my techniques with everyone. Either through communication or technical classes, I have opened a gallery of my own as the only woodcut printmaker in Phuket,” Yangthong shares. He wishes for Thais to improve their knowledge on this art style and make advancements so that these works reach an international breakthrough. “I choose to fight for my dream while also improving myself along the way,” He concludes his statement.

Monthian Yangthong

— Modern Thai Artist

Monthian Yangthong was born and raised in an enriched cultural yet breathtaking scenery in Phuket Province, Southern Thailand. His childhood was closely surrounded by locals who were skilful craftsmen like his father, which gives him the opportunity to assist with his father’s job at a very young age. His skills naturally grew from there and gradually transformed to creating his own original works by hand. Making his own art came after receiving his bachelors degree from Prince of Songkla University at Pattani. He had been developing his art for ten years and had his first solo exhibition, which further strengthened his work.

Background

Being born in a rural family — Yangthong was surrounded by the field filled with farmers and gardeners as they are the main occupations of the family living in the midst of the richness of nature and local culture. The artist feels the warmth, generosity and humility of the people, which are the alluring charms of rural society. All of these recounts are records of beautiful memories from Yangthong’s childhood and which have always remained clear. Although a part of his life has already stepped into an urban society with more competition, exploiting and selfishness — he will not be able to forget what he had before. The dry and unkind society he lives in now is not the society that used to give him endless amounts of happiness before.

“Growing up in a family with a talented father who is a local sage, I’ve always had the privilege of helping him with work. Whether it’s thrusting jade, coffin carving, plastering, carpentry, poetry,” He says. During religious ceremonies, equipment would have to be made therefore requiring him to perform minor tasks, which led him to absorb craftsmanship skills from childhood. This was a crucial step in his art career as he was fascinated by his father’s job. His family did not discourage him from pursuing art. “When I was kid, I remember buying cardboard to make a cutout of a shadow puppet to light it with a flashlight later at night. I would invent tools such as fish hooks and birdcages. It was enjoyable for me and came out as a good use in our daily life, which was an absolute bonus,” says Yangthong. It was the moment that he touched a pen and paper, when he saw a path in art. He started copying comic book designs and drew his favorite novel panels in that era. The drawings in his notebooks don’t go unnoticed as several classmates pointed out his outstanding skill in the creative field. He started doing freelance art jobs ever since then. “I had no idea how wide the art world could get. Drawing my thoughts and earning money from it made me the happiest,” He exclaimed. The end of high school led to the start of his vocational school at Nakhon Si Thammarat College of Arts, which made him realise that he had much room for improvement.

After completing the technical vocational certificate program — Yangthong continued to do an arts bachelor’s degree at Songkhla University Pattani Campus; dreaming to be an artist did not fade away for him. During the time, his family wanted him to fulfill a teaching career in accordance with the typical rural Thai way of thinking, but he simply refused. In 1996, Yangthong had a full-time job to satisfy the happiness of his family and lived off his salary, which made him recall his big dream back when he was studying for his vocational certificate. He then made a plan: to work during the day and to get creative during the holidays and at night. His first works were paintings, specially using oil paint to tell a story based on his memories. However after a while, he realised that he started to represent an artwork that belonged to another artist, so he decided to incorporate more originality and get even more creative. Wanting to escape, he jumped into woodblock prints, which is a process that he had a lot of experience with during his school days. The planning and process of printing corresponded with his full-time job schedule, which led to the accumulation of his paintings and ultimately a full collection. These works allowed him to have solo exhibitions in the late 1990s and 2006 at Phuket, launching his journey as a full fledged independent artist who got to be creative.

Technique

“Restlessness in thinking always brings happiness and fun to me. The pieces that I’ve made from print titled “Bareng’ were created through a machine that irons rubber in order to make the process easier,” He clarifies his technique. “The printing field in Thai society is very underdeveloped. Therefore, as an art teacher, my aim is to build knowledge and share my techniques with everyone. Either through communication or technical classes, I have opened a gallery of my own as the only woodcut printmaker in Phuket,” Yangthong shares. He wishes for Thais to improve their knowledge on this art style and make advancements so that these works reach an international breakthrough. “I choose to fight for my dream while also improving myself along the way,” He concludes his statement.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2007 Whispering from Pattani Na Phuket
  • 2009 Way of Faith at Phuket
  • 2014 World Artists at Phuket
  • 2016 Arayasarattra in Bangkok


Exhibitions

  • 1996 Contemporary Exhibition Thai-Australian at Hat Yai, Songkhla
  • 1998 Contemporary Exhibition Thai-Australian in Pattani
  • 1999 The 9th Samila Group Exhibition at Pattani
  • 1999 Andaman Colors Exhibition at Phuket
  • 2000 Art Exhibition in Honor of Southern Artists at Songkhla
  • 2000 One Century Art Education Exhibition at Pattani
  • 2000 Rak Silp Exhibition at Trang
  • 2001 The 11th Samila Group Exhibition at Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • 2001 Subconscious mind exhibition at Pattani
  • 2002 The 2nd Samila Group Exhibition at Trang
  • 2002 Exhibition of Southern pottery at Pattani
  • 2003 Hundred Arts Exhibition in Phuket at Phuket
  • 2004 Rusamilae Group Exhibition, Khao Yam, Nam Budu at Chamchuri, Bangkok.
  • 2004 Pattanian Group Exhibition in Phuket
  • 2004 Exhibition in honor of Her Majesty the Queen’s 72nd Birthday Anniversary at Bangkok
  • 2004 The 1st Learning Exhibition at Pattani
  • 2005 Exhibition Southern way of life at Pattani
  • 2006 Exhibition of Art Teachers in the South at Pattani
  • 2007 Time of Art Exhibition at Phuket/Songkhla/Pattani
  • 2008 Educational Sciences 40th Anniversary Exhibition at Phuket
  • 2008 The 1st Mountain to Andaman Exhibition at Chamchuri, Bangkok.
  • 2008 Exhibition of paintings and photographs in honor of His Majesty the King at Chiang Mai
  • 2008 Phuket to Kan City Exhibition at Kanchanaburi
  • 2009 Creation of Good Deeds Exhibition in Phuket
  • 2010 The 2nd Phu Pha to Andaman Exhibition at Chamchuri, Bangkok.
  • 2010 The 2nd International Visual Arts Association of Thailand Exhibition in Bangkok
  • 2011 Exhibition of southern artists creating peace at Trang/Bangkok.
  • 2011 Art Exhibition at Trang Hospital
  • 2011 The Return of Happiness to the South Exhibition at Hat Yai
  • 2011 The 3rd Mountain to Andaman Exhibition at Khon Kaen
  • 2011 Exhibition in honor of His Majesty the King’s 84th Birthday Anniversary at Phuket
  • 2011 Exhibition, International Visual Arts Association of Thailand No. 3 in Bangkok
  • 2012 The 4th Mountain to Andaman Exhibition at Krabi
  • 2012 Exhibition of 50 Southern Artists at Hat Yai
  • 2012 Exhibition of ASEAN Artists at Pattani
  • 2013 Sri Trang Blooming Forever Exhibition at Hat Yai, Songkhla
  • 2013 The 5th Mountain to Andaman Exhibition at Khon Kaen
  • 2013 The 6th International Visual Arts Association of Thailand Exhibition in Bangkok
  • 2014 Exhibition of peace in the southern border at Yala
  • 2014 Ethnic Civilization Exhibition at Phitsanulok
  • 2014 The 7th International Visual Arts Association of Thailand Exhibition in Bangkok
  • 2015 International Exhibition in honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at Hat Yai, Songkhla
  • 2015 The 8th International Visual Arts Association of Thailand Exhibition in Bangkok
  • 2015 Traditions of life exhibition in Bangkok/Phuket
  • 2015 IDEAL & MINERAL exhibition in Phuket
  • 2016 Mini Art Exhibition at Phuket
  • 2016 Exhibition of the Trai Hall group in Bangkok
  • 2017 Exhibition of the Visual Arts Association of His Majesty the King, Heart of the People, Bangkok.