As graffiti has grown since the 1990s from an illegal and shadow activity into a more formal and socially acceptable Street Art movement in Thailand, it is possible to travel the country and experience beautiful examples of this art form popping up in so many places. Travel with me now to learn where!
In a small community named Hua Ta Kae, a number of interesting graffiti and street art masterpieces are hidden in plain sight, packed amid the myriad storefronts that share the open street space. They are employed to be a symbolic backdrop that still embraces the vibe of an ancient market, attracting street art lovers of every young age.
While Hip-Hop was raging in America in the early 1980s, with artists like Run DMC and The Beastie Boys burning up the charts there, Thailand was being introduced to its first Thai Hip-Hop musician. In 1985, Thaneth Warakulnukroh released his first album called Civilized Land. While the lyrics and the sound on the album were considered to be in the Hip-Hop genre, it went mostly unrecognized and the sound of Hip-Hop faded except for loyal enthusiasts.
Here is a street artist and illustrator who is passionate in transforming art from paper or in cartoon books to street art serving the public. Nut - or Knn.five - graduated from the Faculty of Decorative Arts, Silpakorn University in Applied Arts Major
The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly impacted lives all over the world. The way we think, live, and play has been changed forever. As we all struggle with this new reality, the expectation is that the impacts of these changes surface in our cultures. That cultural shift has made its way into our art.
When we think about underground music, we might think about a few types of music; like rap or Hip-Hop, songs for niche markets or songs that include violent or illegal content. All of those references might be correct.
“Young Turk`”, or who we know widely as “Youngpray”, is a graffiti artist who creates a lot of stunning graffiti on the street using blue-tone color. Also, it outshone him with the fierce image cut with the soft tone of blue.
Montemith (Smith Phiromsank) is an artist and illustrator who views arts as the fun part of his life. He creates artwork that combines the styles of western cartoons, Thai culture, and street art. His main inspiration for creating artwork is Thai Hell. He never feels bored with his work and feels like he has unlimited ideas.
The Hip-Hop culture began in the South Bronx, New York in the mid-1970s. It started with musical beats and dance moves that were different and unique for the times. From that movement also came the use of graffiti on the walls of the buildings in the area.
Who would believe that the power of heartbreak can lead one ordinary man to be one of the lead calligraphers in Thailand? Sorravis Prakhong, or Aum, is the calligrapher who graduated from Silpakorn University, Thailand, in Jewelry Design major.
Although he was disappointed with his love, he changed it to be the fire of his life for doing this creative thing. Starting from expressing himself through words and letters, followed by relating it to some issues or places. This eventually led him to find that there are thousands of messages he wants to communicate to this world. Let’s find out more about this creative Thai calligrapher through this interview together.
Fame or Y? (his tag name) is athe street art artist who is one of the members in the Temporary West team. Although he just started creating street arts for 2 two years ago, he standsshines out by usingwith unique wavy details in his work, which reminds people who see his work of a Thai traditional kanok pattern.