Phanggungfook’s work is about intimacy and emotions. It describes the multiplicity of her family life, describing a raft of emotions and the journey she has undertaken. The topics are important to her, they are intrinsically linked to who she is today. Although the stories are sometimes cryptic, the underlying message is the everyday, stories and experiences we can all relate to. Dogs are a significant feature of Phanggungfook’s work, the message is ambiguous, she uses dogs as a metaphor for the people they represent.
Phanggungfook explores portraiture in the contemporary art world. As part of Phanggungfook’s practice she asks her subjects to take a selfie photograph as participation in development for her work. She then paints from this image. Phanggungfook is combining society’s obsessions with the selfie and her interest in fine art portraiture to produce fun, childlike images full of wonder.