Born in 1988 in Chiangrai province in the North of Thailand, Noppanan Thannaree earned B.F.A and M.F.A majoring in Thai Art from the Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University, Thailand.
In his early career, Noppanan’s body of work was mostly done with Chinese ink on paper. Some are monumental in scale and drawn intricately with his own handmade bamboo pen. For him, the work process is a form of meditation. Drawing each blade of grass is a way to tune the mind into the present.
Most of Noppanan’s inspiration comes from Zen and Buddhist philosophy that emphasizes on nature. Through his artwork, he aims to bring a balance that enables him to find an ontological connection between man and the world around him. The ideas and philosophy behind his work have gone to shape his character as they become an intrinsic part of who he is as an artist. In the later development of his career, Noppanan expands his philosophy beyond the boundary of a religious realm and starts to explore the universal law of nature. He continues to use nature as his main theme and further experiments with a variety of techniques to represent his new ideas.
Noppanan lives and works between his studios in Nakorn Pathom and Chiangrai.