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The Toot Yung Gallery, Nemo Studio and the BKK Arthouse are pleased to work jointly on this international street art and illustration festival gathering 27 artists from Thailand and Europe supported by the EUNIC Cluster*. “BUKRUK/THAI EUROPE CONNECTION” is the first large-scale collaboration between Thailand and Europe in the field of street art and illustration. This project will be the biggest yet proposed in the field of street art in Thailand, with more than 400m2 of exhibition space provided by the Bangkok Art and Culture Center and 1000m2 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 on Saturday Feb 16th in the Rama 6 land from noon till dark, in the outdoor part of the show, with DJs from Thailand and Europe. This first edition of BUKRUK Street art and illustration 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. As an echo to this multidisciplinary movement of street art and illustration, new exhibition methods will be adopted. “BUKRUK/ THAI EUROPE CONNECTION” will feature several shows within the show. First of all, the works will spread beyond the conventional exhibition walls to go out on the streets around the BACC. The 400 m2 of exhibition space provided by the BACC will be

arranged as a concept store presenting various works accessible to all types of public. Printed T-shirts, original prints, paintings or small objects; the lofty space will take the shape of a Pop Shop in the tradition of Keith Harring. Connections between the two sides of the project will be possible via a map distributed during the opening reception, gathering all murals throughout the city. Also, a projection of all paintings being made will be featured in the BACC exhibition space. BUKRUK Street Art Festival’s first outdoor opening event will be organized and promoted by Duck & Noodle. Featuring live painting by the festival’s Thai and European artists, and local independent bands and DJs, the event will start at noon and last until evening. The audience will also enjoy a bar-b-cue and pop up bar, as well as performances by the “parkour generation” group and hip hop battle. Several of the festival’s artists will paint the side-walls of the buildings bordering the space where the event will take place. The paintings will be large-scale as some of the walls to be painted are 20 meters high. Guests will be able to watch the artists work, and as it gets dark, spotlights will shine on the walls the artists paint, providing for a visually striking and memorable experience.


BUKRUK KEY FACTS in the BACC: Location: Bangkok Art and Culture Center 4th floor Date: 23 Feb - 17 March 2013 Opening cocktail date: 23 Feb 2013 at 6pm Entry: free Venue Capacity: 400pax Concept: Pop up shop of design and illustration items created by the artists OUTDOOR EVENT: Location: Rama 6 Date: 16 February 2013 - from noon til dark Entry: free Venue Capacity: 600 pax Music: Indie rock and electronic music Concept: first opening event for BukRuk Thai-European Street Art Festival; live painting; live music; day-time bar-b-cue “BUKRUK / THAI- EUROPE CONNECTION” is organized by: The Toot Yung Gallery, a young Bangkok based gallery showcasing Thai and foreign artists with a taboo taste directed by French artist and curator Myrtille Tibayrenc.

Nemo Studio a graphic design studio from France, based in Bangkok, directed by Nicolas Dali, graphic designer and illustrator from Marseille. BKK Arthouse a young Thai gallery based in Bangkok co-directed by Fon Muangkeo and Bow Wasinondh. The outdoor event is organized with the support of Duck & Noodle Duck & Noodle is an event organizer and party promoter based in Thailand. D&N’s goal is to provide unconventional parties at unconventional venues for people who are bored of convention. With the support of : The EUNIC cluster :the Alliance française de Bangkok, the British Council Thailand, the Cultural section of the French Embassy in Thailand, the Cultural section of the Italian Embassy in Thailand, the Goethe Institute Thailand, the Instituto Camoes Thailand, and the Spanish Embassy on behalf of Instituto Cervantès. The delegation of the European Union in Thailand actively supports and participates in the activities organized by the cluster. the Neatherland Embassy and KLM, the Swiss Embassy and Pro Helvetia, the Romanian Embassy, the Belgian Embassy and Wallonie-Bruxelles International. BACC, Sofitel So, Bouygues-Thai, Get Freaky, Awaken Site, Duck and Noodles, Camille Lacadee and Francois Roche, I love no name and Gabriel Camelin.


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ARTISTS ALEX FACE - THAILAND amandine urruty - france AKACORLEONE - PORTUGAL BON - THAILAND Ben eine - engLAND BONOM - BELGIum DAAN BOTLEK - Netherlands DEM - ITALY HARITORN - THAILAND HATTIE STEWART- ENGLAND IBIE - SPAIN KOBBY - THAILAND KRUELLA d’enfer - portugal

LEE - THAILAND low bros - germany trk - thailand mamafaka - Thailand Nicolas barrome - France p7 - Thailand rick hedof - Netherlands SADDO - ROMANIA SAN - spain RUKKIT - THAILAND TAWAN - THAILAND TIKA - SWITZERLAND YUREE - THAILAND


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thailand

ALEX FACE

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 galleries and wall projects in both cities. He studied art in Faculty of Architecture King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (Thailand).


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france

amandine Urruty Amandine Urruty is born in 1982 in Toulouse. She lives and works in Toulouse. After several years studying art history and a short carreer as a singer, Amandine spreads her repertoire of animals and beasts and her gallery of weird characters on all kind of mediums. Making posters, illustrations or body-painting on French singer Philippe Katerine, she has recently had her first solo show in Toulouse, while working on her first comic book, entitled “Papatte� and based on a story by the same above-mentioned Philippe K.


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portugal

AKACORLEONE Pedro Campiche is an illustrator and graphic designer from the 85 generation originally from Lisboa, Portugal, he is currently living and working in Caldas da Rainha. In his struggle to become a fulltime illustrator he is always divided between his love for vectors and his absolute passion for markers, ink, watercolours, moleskines doodling and screen printing, so he incorporates both digital and handmade elements in his work.


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england

BEN EINE

Ben Eine is one of London’s most prolific and original street artists who specialises in the central element of all graffiti – the form of letters. Originally a ‘writer’ he started his career over twenty five years ago as a vandal leaving his first tag all over London before eventually developing a distinct typographic style. Eine specialises in producing huge letters on shop fronts, his bright, colourful letters have transformed streets around the world in cities including LA, San Francisco, Mexico City, Miami, Paris, Dublin, Tokyo, Stockholm as well as his home city of London.


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belgium

BONOM

Vincent Glowinski first trained through courses of morphology and anatomy, and study sessions in the Museum of Natural History. He moved to Brussels in 2005 to begin studies at the School of Visual Arts La Cambre. Since his arrival in Belgium he gradually gained public recognition under the name BONOM through gigantic mural works in the city depicting animals, skeletons, plants etc. Inspired by the work of Edward Muybridge and Jules Marey, Bonom paints “chrono-photography� frescoes along the railroad tracks, including the Gare du Luxembourg and Etterbeek station or in the subway. Following his arrest by the police in 2009, BONOM now works under his real name, Vincent Glowinski on several huge scale projects for the city of Brussels. He recently exhibited his works in Botanic, Ixelles museum and the Kanal Festival.


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thailand

BON

Danaiphat Lersputtitrakan, born in 1982 is a very active street artist in Bangkok. His colorful wide wall paintings often depict humans and animals of contemporary trends and changing culture. His work was awarded several times and shown in Thailand, Japan, USA and Philipines.


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netherlands

DAAN BOTLEK

Dan Botlek uses exciting twists and turns in his illustrations and utilizes the textural solid line to create interest in his pieces. His artwork is conceptually stunning and wonderfully bizarre.


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italy

DEM Like a modern alchemist, DEM creates weird characters, surreal creatures, inhabitants of invisible layers in the world of humans. Eclectic and funny, through wall-paintings, illustrations and installations rich in allegorical language, he lets the viewer find the key to that enigmatic and arcane world. Besides painting in condemned buildings and factories, ideal background for his works, DEM has also been guest artist at Goteborg’s Oro Gallery, and taken part in exhibitions such as Street Art, Sweet Art (PAC, Milano), Nomadaz (Scion Gallery, Los Angeles) and CCTV (Aposthrofe Gallery, Hong Kong).�


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thailand

HARITORN AKARAPAT

Haritorn Akarapat born in 1961 is a sculptor and painter based in Bangkok. He started his career as a bronze sculptor 20 years ago showcasing his art in galleries and outdoors in Thailand and Japan. He has recently started painting wide series of “colourful masks, skulls and faces which are set in big dark light installations. He also made some illustrations for T-shirts and stickers with the Toot Yung Gallery. He is now bringing his humorous imagery to the Bangkok streets for the first time.


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england

HATTIE STEWART

Hattie Stewart is a 23 year old Illustrator/Artist based in London. She has worked with fashion brands Diesel + Adidas, House of Holland and Katie Hillier as well as exhibiting in Berlin and London. She was part of the 50th anniversary of Sanrio show “Small Gift” in Miami in December 2010. She was counted as i:D onlines 10 illustrators to look out and is currently working on a new series of large scale paintings.”


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spain

IBIE

Ibie, was born in Barcelona in 1979 where he currently resides and where he began painting on the streets in 1993. His works have been published and exhibited in various magazines, books and galleries in Taiwan, Berlin, Los Angeles, Canada, Vienna, and Barcelona... Currently working as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator and editor of Finerats illustration magazine . He also produces music under the seal Chingaquedito Entertainment.


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thailand

kobby

Kobby is a Chiang Mai based street artist. His work is famous for being quite politically engaged often representing political men in ironic situations. He is the initiator of numerous projects and crews in Thailand. He is an illustrator and street artist. He has had several shows in South East Asia.


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portugal

kruella d’enfer Angela Ferreira, also known as Kruella D’Enfer, is an Portuguese artist born in 1988 on a stormy Halloween night and this might explain her fascination with the strange, the surreal and complex world that lives in her ideas. With the help of brushes, sprays, markers, she’s able to expose different scenarios and characters that pop into her mind. Inspired by the fantastic underworld of old-school tattoos, mythical creatures and legends, constellations, galaxies and all that surrounds her, she can always find different ways to express her creativity, either simple or complex, whether on a wall or a canvas.


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thailand

lee

Unchalee Anantawat was born in Bangkok in 1982 and has exhibited throughout Australia and Thailand as both a solo artist and as part of Melbourne based audio-visual collective Tape Projects. Her work has ranged from temporal, site-specific installations and performances to colour-saturated text illustrations. She has degrees in Graphic Design from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and in Animation & Interactive Media from RMIT, Melbourne. Now back in her hometown, Unchalee is teaching as an illustration/stop motion lecturer in Chulalongkorn and Bangkok University and of course, still working her way out as an explosive young Thai artist.


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germany

low bros The Urban Art team Low Bros consists of two brothers, Qbrk and Nerd, born in Hamburg, northern Germany. They’re currently based in Hamburg and Berlin. When they where children the two brothers loved to draw and invented their own little stories and fantasy worlds while playing in the backyard or being on the countryside. You’ll still find influences from the urbanic and natural in their today’s works. Later they started to paint graffiti and were also co-founders of the TPL-Crew together with AnusOne, Auge, Smok, Wer, Dekan and Rolle. It took a while till the brothers began to create their characters together and developed their own, concerted, geometric style. Ever since they go by the name Low Bros.


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Rik hedof Netherlands

Rick Berkelmans (1986) work is full of action and humor and consists of a strong mix of images, typography and color. Never being too much in your face, Berkelmans’ always makes sure his work is packed with a certain attitude, casual but well thought through. The finishing touch to his illustrations is Rick’s love for printing techniques, which combines his fresh illustrations with a unique vintage look. Rick lives and works in Breda where he runs his oneman design studio Hedof. With a combination of commercial projects and exhibitions he raised his profile on an international level. Clients include Anorak magazine, Effenaar, Sony Playstation, Lipton Tea, Graphic Design Museum, Mini, Eight Magazine, Google, Red Bull, Zwijsen, Casio G shock, Arte and Red Cross.


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thailand

trk

Teerayut Puchpen, TRK, born in 1981 in Bangkok has been in the graphic design world since his teenage years, working for companies such as GRAMMY TELEVISION Co.,Ltd., Youworkforthem Co.,Ltd. He was also exhibited in several street art and design events in Thailand, and painted walls in many venues and in the streets of Bangkok.


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thailand

mamafaka

Pharuephon Mukdasanit, born in 1978, graduated from Rangsit University in Visual Communication Design. He is a freelance graphic designer. Typography and illustration are his passions. B.O.R.E.D. is a design collaborative he started with his friends Rukkit Kuanhawate, Pongpassakorn Kulthirathum, Koonklung Kouputhai, Varathit Uthaisri, Porachon Sathanon and Wanpracha Thitipaisal in 2002.


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france

nicolas barrome Nicolas Barrome, born in Saint Jean de Luz, France in 1980 studied applied arts in Bordeaux. Shortly after his studies he creates with his friends the art collective Jeanspezial. Firstly he paints walls with his friends and his  imagery evolves quickly when he discovers other techniques like print making which will have a great impact on his work. He is passionate about cinema and setting, obsessed by textures and wefts; his universe is very detailed and has several levels of reading. By computer or with more traditional techniques (drawing, painting, print), his work is constantly nourished from new discoveries, techniques and desires.


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thailand

p7

P7 is a recognized figure amongst street artists in Thailand. He is the creator of the FOR2 wall painting show taking place every year on the walls of the BACC, gathering major street artists from Thailand in one great wall painting. He has had solo shows in major and alternative Bangkok venues and has also exhibited his works in USA and Singapore.


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romania

saddo

Raul Oprea Sebastian, born in1981 is a Romanian illustrator and street artist. He learned the basics of drawing in Art University, in Cluj Napoca, Romania. He founded with a bunch of friends one of the first street art groups in Romania. He was featured in many international magazines and had many exhibitions from 2006 to nowGaleria Noua - Bucharest - Gallerie ZERO , Berlin - Inoperable Gallery ,Vienna - Supalife Kiosk; Berlin - JenZen Gallery, Aalborg Canteen Gallery, Ottawa - Gallery San Jose CA,USA - Brooklynite Gallery, New York DDR Projects Gallery, Los Angeles - MOHS Gallery, Copenhagen - Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin.


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spain

SAN

Born Daniel Munoz Rodriquez, San is an internationally recognized and commissioned illustrator, painter, and street artist. Born in a small Spanish village near the Portuguese border, San currently works and resides in Madrid. His artwork is influenced by magical realism, graffiti, and the culinary arts. In a recent interview in Juxtapoz Magazine, he remarked, “I think today my work is a mixture of classical drawing and contemporary art languages. Nowadays, nature is the basis of my work�. San has shown his fine art internationally, as well as his street art in cities across Europe.


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thailand Rukkit Kuanhawate was born in Thailand. He received his degree in Art from Chulalongkorn University. After finishing University he went on to work in a graphic design house for 2 years, then freelance for 2 years and was then Art director for a magazine. His interests lie within print, illustration, graphic design, typography and music graphics. He gets a lot of

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his inspiration from old style graphic design and illustrations. Rukkit also joined international events such as Tiger Translate and Bangkok design festival. He is also part of B.O.R.E.D crew, a very active team of young Thai graphic designers and artists. He was also featured in the FOR2 Wall mural painting at the BACC several times.


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TAWAN WATTUYA thailand

Tawan Wattuya, born in 1973, is a major contemporary painter in Thailand. He has exhibited his provocative watercolours in galleries in Thailand, China, Singapore, and France. He has recently participated in the For2 wall painting exhibition in the BACC, Bangkok and made illustrations for books, magazines and the Jaspal brand.


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SWITZERLAND

TIKA

Born in 1978 in Switzerland, Tika grew up in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Egypt She now lives between Berlin, Rio de Janeiro and Zurich. She first approached the streets by gluing selfdrawn circus-posters in 1988, and started graffiti in 1996. TIKA (tag & broad nosed caracter)

graduated in 2004 with a Master in Visual Communication at the School of Art and Design Zurich (Nomination for the best Diploma of the year 2004) She had solo shows since 2008 in Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, groupshows since 2003 in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, France,

Usa, Mexico, Guatemala, Brasil, Turkey, Bulgaria, Malaysia, livepaintings at Scope Art Basel, Museumsnight Kunsthaus Zurich, Goethe Institut Alexandria, Murals in Gambia, Egypt, Turkey, South Africa, Brasil, Argentina, Germany, etc. Residencies in Zurich 2009, Cape Town 2011, Vienna 2012.


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thailand

yuree

Yuree Kensaku is a Japanese –Thai artist whose pop obscure iconography and vibrant colours are now well known in Thailand. Born in 1979 in Bangkok, Thailand, she obtained a B.F.A. in Visual Arts, from the Bangkok University,Thailand. She has had major solo shows with the Tonson Gallery in Thailand since 2004 and presented her works in China and Japan. She also works on parallel street projects with the FOR2 wall painting crew composed of all major street artists and illustrators from Bangkok and works as a freelance illustrator for several project.


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Organizers : Myrtille Tibayrenc : 084 91 45 499 - Nicolas Dali : 084 939 03 53 - Bow Wasinondh : 080-9906910


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