Posts from the “Art” Category

Nike Air Max Reinvent Project

Posted on March 30, 2013

In 1978 Nike debuted their Air technology with the introduction of the Tailwind, the first model to feature a sole comprised of gas filled plastic membranes , revolutionising cushioning and sole design up to this current day.   9 years later the Air Max 1 and its amazing visible air unit was released upon the world, gaining instant attention from running and footwear enthusiasts alike and the popularity spawned the on-going series of Air Max trainers that we have all grown to love.   On the 28th of March, we attended a preview of the Nike Air Max Reinvented exhibition at the Hoxton Arches where six artists showcased their take on their choice of Air Max, using their respective [...] Read more

Pharuephon “MAMAFAKA” Mukdasanit

Posted on March 30, 2013

Fresh from his debut show late last year dubbed No Cartoon After News Tonight and just recently taking part in the Bukruk Street Art Festival we were kindly welcomed by the man himself at his studio to take a closer look behind the scenes and discover the work he has put out to date. Graphic designer turned street artist Pharuephon Mukdasanit aka MAMAFAKA has been making waves with his character Mr. Hellyeah, a trademark style consisting of a cyclops eye, moustache and fury body.   Although the MMFK pseudonym is only a few years young the wealth of work already put out under the handle as well as the popularity gained in such a short period of time is phenomenal and one to be applauded [...] Read more

The Kaws Tragedy of Siam

Posted on March 12, 2013

After being out in Bangkok for a few months now my ill conceived perceptions of Thailand as a whole have been blown out of the water and left a ground shattering aftershock in my mind, Bangkok is by far the most creativity driven and encouraging city i have ever had the opportunity to explore and although we are in our infancy you will find a wealth of posts supporting what goes down in the capital.   I certainly didn't want my first real post about Siam Center to have any form of negativity at all i aliken this place as a mold of concept spaces such as Dover Street Market or Colette on a much larger scale and in the form of a shopping mall that is boutique and design driven however [...] Read more

The Lost Art of Bukruk

Posted on March 5, 2013

After the festival winded down and the retrospective artists returned home we started to discover we had actually missed out quite a few pieces from the festival, our apologies go out to the artists that we didn't manage to feature in our earlier posts, there wasn't a whole "favourite artists thing" going on we swear! We just didn't happen to come across the pieces and in our defence the Bukruk festival map hadn't clearly highlighted any pieces that were to be taking place within Siam Square so without any further a do may I present - The Lost Art of Bukruk. [...] Read more

FOR | JASPAL Artist Collection Launch

Posted on March 2, 2013

  Its refreshing to see a large brand working with artists who are mainly street artists, collaborating on a collection that's accessible to most and giving the artists more audience reach, most importantly with people who wouldn't normally discover their artwork whilst at the same time giving their tight knitted fan base the chance to take home a piece of their work. As well as the t-shirt collection, the artists were invited to decorate the Jaspal mascot dubbed MR.PAL with their creative talents which after the event will be displayed in a large window display in the Jaspal store held at Siam Centre, a trendy boutique shopping mall in Bangkok that I can only describe as though it's [...] Read more

Bukruk Street Art Festival Vol.2 I Pop-Up Gallery Store & Finished Pieces

Posted on February 28, 2013

  With this being the first year of the festival it was great to stumble across such creative wealth being brought together in a city which i felt thrived and encouraged creativity like no other i have come across so far and certify the non-hostility vibe through out the event in which artists were more than willing to talk to you regardless of your social status or background.   After all of the artists had finished their pieces the week long festival was celebrated with the launch of a pop up store which had all of the items suspended and displayed in a 400sqm room that made it more gallery show esque than temporary pop up, it seemed like the freshest way to showcase international [...] Read more

Futura In Bangkok “Pioneers leave directions”

Posted on February 21, 2013

On what must be the final leg of the promotion tour for the latest instalment of the Hennessy artist series, Futura made a stop in Bangkok at the trendy Bad Motel in Thonglor, a sick venue that's themed as though it has suffered from some form of natural disaster falling apart bit by bit with fragmented walls and interior decor that suits the name perfectly, only to host what some would say is the godfather of graffiti and his latest project.   The interior transformed into part art gallery, with Futura's infamous pointman on display and a part interactive bar area fully equipped with a digital graffiti screen allowing event goers to leave their mark. The guests of this invite only [...] Read more

Bukruk Street Art Festival: Work In Progress

Posted on February 20, 2013

On Tuesday we braved the scorching heat of Bangkok and embarked on the Bukruk Festival trail armed with nothing but bottles of water and our cameras slung over our shoulders to discover the work of Thai and European street artists that have been drafted in to take over the city. Featuring artists from ten different european countries and of course native thai's it was great to see such diverse cultures and  creative styles in action and commend the hospitality of the participating artists who managed to make time for whoever dropped by, later in the week we will be out again roaming the streets to check out the finished work so expect a more in depth post coming your way soon. วันอังคารที่ผ่านมาพวกเราเตรียมพร้อมต่อสู้กับอากาศที่ร้อนมากของกรุงเทพและได้เริ่มเดินทางไปยังงานบุกรุกพร้องกับขวดน้ำและกล้องที่แขวนอยู่บนไหล่เพื่อไปค้นหาผลงานของศิลปิน [...] Read more