Patcharapon Tangruen, born 1981 in Thailand has been an influential graffiti artist in Bangkok and Chiang mai since 2006. He has had several solo and group shows in Thai and foreign galleries and numerous wall projects often in collaboration with Thai artist BON. He studied art in Faculty of Architecture King mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (Thailand).
Alex Face from Bukruk International Street Art Festival, Bangkok, Thailand
“BUKRUK/ THAI-EUROPE CONNECTION” is the first large-scale collaboration between Thailand and Europe in the field of street art. This project will be the biggest yet proposed in Thailand, with more than 400m2 of exhibition space provided by the BACC (Bangkok Art and Culture Center) and 1,000 m2 of exterior wall paintings. It will include an art & design exhibition at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre as well as a public exhibition of graffiti artwork in public spaces around the Pathumwan intersection where the artists will create works on site in the beginning of February 2013. Street celebrations will take place in the outdoor part of the show, with DJs and live music from Thailand and Europe, free running demos and hip hop battle. This first edition of BUKRUK Street art festival will be a thriving symbol of the cooperation between Europe and Thailand, with 16 European artists working jointly with 11 Thai artists among the most talented and cutting edge in their fields.