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Chalermla Graffiti Park

2015 - 2018 Photos & Text by Koen Olie


The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) revamped an abandoned space and semi garbage dump near BTS Ratchethewi belonging to the Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) into Chalermla Park, a tiny green space that opened in February 2015. Previously this area was also used by local graffiti artists to showcase their works illegally. The 2013 Bukruk/Thai-Europe Connection Street Art Festival created respectability for street art and consequently the numbers of murals started increasing.

The images here are from the Bukruk period and were not taken by me, I found them on line. The only mural to survive from the start is Alex Face’s 3-eyed kid and the fish bone.

If you have the chance by all means check out this open air art gallery by yourself, it’s worth seeing! Koen Olie, 24/02/2019

The ever changing colorful walls (created by local and visiting foreign artists) are being used as a back drop for all kinds of photo shoots by professionals and amateurs alike. People, both local and tourists, come to the park for playing sports, taking photos, adding new murals and more. I started visiting the park regularly from 2015 onwards and always take photos.


2015


2016


2017


2018

In this year street artists are more active than ever, almost every month new work appears, compare this corner in June‌


And 3 months later in August!


All photos & text: ©Koen Olie

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Chalermla Graffiti Park 2015 - 2018  

The ever changing colorful walls (created by local and visiting foreign artists) of this small park are being used as a back drop for all ki...

Chalermla Graffiti Park 2015 - 2018  

The ever changing colorful walls (created by local and visiting foreign artists) of this small park are being used as a back drop for all ki...

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