Director: Watt Chaiwat

Creative Art Director: Punnita Srirungkitsawad

Production House: Studio Wemento

Producer: Panusorn Srisuk

Director of Photography: Kero Sirinimitwong

Focus Puller: Ammarin Kaewmanee

2nd AC: Dontr Hadjaruay and Treenuch Erawan

Runner: Patsakorn Hansakuldee

Editor: Grace Thammasan

Colorist: Phiradon Witcharonasorn

Music Composer: Atsanee Sangkaew


Creative Director: Bunny Kinney
Managing Director: Gavin Humphries
Commissioning Director: Katie Metcalfe
Producer: Noor Miah
Junior Video Editor: Daniel Tsao

Art Basel

Executive Editor: Coline Milliard
Senior Editor: Alicia Reuter
Video Commissioner: Jeanne-Salomé Rochat
Creative Producer: Akiel Gallina

Watch the film on YouTube here.

‘My artistic journey began with me questioning myself and my depression,’ said Bangkok-based painter Gongkan when we visited him in his Bangkok studio for our ‘Meet the artists’ series. ‘I felt like I was stuck,’ he continued, showing us some works-in-progress. ‘I wanted to use my work as a way out, an escape from the suffering.’

Born and raised in Bangkok, Gongkan moved to New York City, where he studied art for three years. There, he immersed himself in the street art scene, carving a niche with his distinctive ‘Teleport Art’ – a series marked by figures traversing through black holes.

These black holes, a constant in his work, along with motifs drawn from nature like skies, clouds, and water – and the recurring character of a child – weave a narrative that is both personal and universal. The child, Gonkan says, ‘can be anyone. I want everyone to be able to relate to him.’

Gongkan is represented by Tang Contemporary Art (Beijing, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Seoul). His work will be on view at Art Basel Hong Kong.