Tanapong Tatan is an artist who has an expertise in wall painting – specifically drawing murals with Thai patterns. Tracing Thai patterns can be easy, but drawing it from scratch takes years of experience. Tanapong has observed the intricacies of Thai pattern or Laiy Thai ever since his younger years, making him a true expert on detail. His art is well recognized and well-represents the complexity of Thai art.
The starting point of Tanapong’s art career started from his father, who is a sculptor, therefore most of his childhood was spent watching his father sculpt several products, from architectural pieces to murals — some of which are renovations, while some are made from scratch. He had many opportunities to help his dad with work, which allowed him to assist in these art processes and build a strong, first-hand foundation from there. While sculpting his own ceramics, he incorporated Thai patterns, which required a lot of observation and studying to precisely include small, intricate details. This pushed him to study patterns everyday with consistency, developing his skills and turning him into the professional artist that he is today.