STREET ART -  Bukruk 2016 Street Art Festival  
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 Description:   In 2016, BUKRUK Urban Arts Festival brought in artists from around the world for a 10-day celebration of public wall paintings. The wall paintings left behind now puts Bangkok’s skin in the game as a contender for an emerging street art city.
Stretching from Samphanthawong down to Bangrak, the wall paintings range from massive eye-catching concepts such as that of Daan Botlek at Sathon Pier to smaller intimate detailed drawings like Daehyun Kim’s in Charoenkrung Soi 28. The styles are varied and the colors mood altering. A stroll down Charoenkrung Soi 32 exposes one to the expressions of Kult, Lolay, and special guests and can elicit powerful thoughts and emotions.
 Province   Bangkok  Direction:      
 District   Bangkok    
 City   Bangkok  Comments:    Official Web:    
 Genre   Street Art      Related links:   http://bukruk.com/fe  
 Best exposure   AM/PM          
 Opening time   n/a          
 Entry fee   Free     GPS :   na    
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 Artist: Nychos (Austria)
Location: 174/1 Charoen krung 57, Yannawa.
Bangkok Docklands: Inaccessible by foot due to being on private property. Visible from a boat or the Taksin Bridge.

Nychos wants to take a look inside you. Nychos also likes to look inside horses, snakes, chicken, killer whales. There is folklore and myth writ large in old-school graffiti sprayed with incredible, gory detail.

[02] "Saphan Taksin"
Artist: Daan Botlek (Netherlands)
Where: Small soi leading to Saphan Taksin BTS and Sathorn pier.

Dutch artist Daan Botlek painted nearly the entire length of the wall at the foot of the Saphan Taksin BTS station for the Bukruk Festival in 2016. Titled Saphan Taksin, this piece presents scattered body parts against a bright pink background. But if each segment were vertically stacked, you’d see that the body parts are connected.

Artist: Motomichi Nakamura (Japan)
Where: 3/1 Decho road, Bang Rak.

Graphics and animation supergeek Motomichi Nakamura touches primal nerves in bold colors. Be thrilled and possibly terrified as his work unfolds on Decho Road off lower Silom Road.

[04] "Golden mermaid"
Artist: Fikos (Greece)
Location: 293/1 Surawong Road

Greek artist Fikos has a rather interesting style – his golden mermaid is actually Sovann Macha, a ‘belief mermaid’ in Hindu and apparently Thai legends.
Artist: Lolay (Thailand)
Location: Charoenkrung Soi 32

  "For this unique occasion I decided to paint homeless animals that nobody really care about.. Because they are also members of our urban landscape, I see them and I think about how they can make us think about how we can altogether create a better city".

Artist: Kult (Thailalnd)
Location: Charoenkrung Soi 32

 Kult’s work shows mysterious looking portraits with blank faces.

Artist: Alex Face (Special Guest)
Location: Charoenkrung Soi 32

Alex Face is famous for his signature character, Mardi, a three eyed kid in a long eared bunny outfit inspired by his own daughter.

Artist: Alex Face (Special Guest)
Location: Charoenkrung Soi 32

Alex Face is famous for his signature character, Mardi, a three eyed kid in a long eared bunny outfit inspired by his own daughter.
Artist: Thibaud Tchertchian (Special Guest)
Location: Charoenkrung Soi 32

 Bangkok based French painter artist Thibaud Tchertchian, started with graffiti and studied in fine art school. His painting of an Octopus blends perfectly on a dirty wall.
Artist: J.M. Yes (Special Guest)
Location: Charoenkrung Soi 32

Another of his fanciful murals here features a dog –or maybe some kind of bear– wearing a snorkel and swimming mask. Not only can this guy shoot you with his pistols, he’s also going to have a refreshing swim afterwards.
Artist: Sabek (Special Guest)
Location: Charoenkrung Soi 32

Sabek from Spain began his work in 2000 in the streets and abandoned places around Madrid. where he developed his graffi. Here he has created something fearful!

Artist: Bonus TMC (Special Guest)
Location: Charoenkrung Soi 32

Two tigers flying on hammerhead sharks with guns attached to their bodies are busy patrolling the soi.

Artist: Phai (Special Guest)
Location: Charoenkrung Soi 32

Phai is the only Thai female represented here. One observer dubbed this work with a butterfly alight on the gun barrel as Woman on the Hunt. 
[13] "Lifr Machine"
Artist: Sakyai (Special Guest)
Location: Charoenkrung Soi 32

Life Machine by Thai artist Sakyai seems to be helpful–telling us to ride a bike and live longer?

Artist: xxxx? (Special Guest)
Location: Charoenkrung Soi 32

[15] "STORM"
Artist: Sten and Lex (Italy)
Location: 34 Captain Bush Lane, Charoen krung 30, Bang Rak.

Stan & Lex, two internationally acclaimed Italian artists were hoisted by crane to do their intricate stencil work which adorns the facade of an entire building. Their abstract work reflects the tangled electrical wires that have become an iconic symbol of modern Bangkok!

Artist: Saddo (Romania)
Location: Charoenkrung Soi 28

Artist: Daehyun Kim (Korea)
Location: Charoenkrung Soi 28

"I think the good thing in muralism is communicating and connecting with the locals. I tried to capture genuine elements that represent Thai culture. The wall that I was working on was located in the entrance of Chinatown, near the riverside. So I would like to give local neighbours reasons for what they can be proud of by looking at their cultural background and capturing how masterfully they are able to harmonize many different traditions in same area". 


Artist: Aitch (Romania)
Location: 1121-23 Song Wat road, Samphanthawong.


[19] "Elephants"
Artist: Roa (Belgium)
Location: 1444 Song Wat Rd.

After a few days of work, the globe-trotting Belgian street artist created two of his lovely monochrome creatures with these upside-down elephants.
In Thailand, the wild elephant population currently sits around 1,500 and as an engendered species, they are safeguarded under the Wildlife Protection Act from hunting and domestication. Many of these elephants also live in national parks and wildlife sanctuaries where they are further protected; however, due to the extent of elephant tourism in Thailand, it has been estimated that around 2,000 elephants are held in captivity to work in the Thai tourism industry.
Artist: Aryz (Spain)
Location: 1444 Song Wat Rd.

"I decided to do the bikes composition for many reasons, but mainly due to the context of the surroundings. Chinatown’s Bang area appears to be a very distinctive area of Bangkok".

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