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Kanith

Kanith

Meet illustrator from Bangkok, Kanith.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I graduated from Rangsit University Bangkok, Thailand. I drew since I remembered.

 

Describe the city you’re living in and what it’s like to live there.

Bangkok is rich in culture and kinda messy. We have everything you would even want here from street food to high technology stored in the same building with religious statues. Even mobile shops have religious statues which we worship with Fanta strawberry juice.

 

Bangkok is rich in culture and kinda messy. We have everything you would even want here from street food to high technology stored in the same building with religious statues.

What is the best and worst thing about living in your city?

The best is you can have 24/7 super delicious street foods. The worst is diarrhea could kill you by eating too much of the street foods.

 

Give us 3 words that describe what it’s like to be a creative in your city.

Messy, Rich, Risky

 

How did you start your career in art?

I first published my art on Facebook around 2014. This is where I got discovered by media and clients.

 

I first published my art on Facebook around 2014. This is where I got discovered by media and clients.

Were the people around you supportive of your decision on working as a creative?

Yes, I get full support from my family and friends.

 

What are some goals and ambitions you have for your future work?

I would like to see my work in a different context like experimental or animated media. I want to expand the boundaries of my work.

 

I would like to see my work in a different context like experimental or animated media. I want to expand the boundaries of my work.

If you could collaborate with any person in the world who would it be?

I’m thinking a comedian or a politician (lol) but I’m not sure who. I think it depends on the content and context of the present.

 

How would you describe the women around you?

To be honest, I don’t feel connected to women around me that much when I was growing up. I think women around here keep their emotions especially their anger or any kind of unpretty feelings. I am so bad at keeping my emotions. I remember when I was young I had trouble being nice. I mean, I’m not a rude person but I don’t think people around me during those time are used to girls asking so many questions (lol)

 

Were there any local female creatives that you looked up to when you were growing up?

No, I don’t have an idol in the creative field when I was young. I looked up a lot of people in a lot of work fields but I mostly looked up to them because of their personality rather than their occupation.

 

Are there any challenging aspects of being a female in your industry?

I don’t see that as far as what I’ve been through in terms of working in the industry. I got more difficulties in my personal life.

 

Don’t be a flower if you don’t want to be, I don’t want to be flower either. Be something else, a bird, a star even a dolphin if you want to.

Do you have any advice to young women who are aspiring to work in your field?

Just do whatever makes you happy. I think girls care too much about how people are going to think about them. I think that women are more insecure than men. We have been told to be lovely but sharp, smart but compromising, responsible but soft, like what people say, a ‘flower with thorns’. Just forget about it, that’s nonsense. Why does every girl have to be a flower? Don’t be a flower if you don’t want to be, I don’t want to be flower either. Be something else, a bird, a star even a dolphin if you want to.

 

 

Photos courtesy of Kanith.

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