In recent years, the popularity of street art in Bangkok has skyrocketed, driven by the influence of social media and the dynamic Bukruk Urban Art Festival. This is a project where Thai and international artists come together to create urban masterpieces everywhere in the city of Bangkok. Surely you will be surprised when you see professional graffiti and murals when traveling to Thailand.
It can be said that Bangkok is one of the best cities to admire street art. In this article, we will summarize the most beautiful art streets that you should visit when coming to Bangkok.
Thanks to the Bukruk Urban Art Festival, the walls of Soi Charoenkrung 32 are colorfully decorated with murals by Thai and international artists. Here you’ll see masterpieces like Alex Face’s three-eyed child, Bonus TMC’s funny bear, Kult’s enigmatic portrait, and Lolay’s spray paint art. Come after 3pm to get a better look at all these works as almost the entire street is covered with street vendors.
This side street is home to two massive, eye-catching works by Italian artists Sten and Lex. The couple is known for their unique halftone and graffiti stencil techniques. All of their works appear in major cities such as London, Paris, Barcelona, New York and Rome.
This historic street boasts three large murals, all painted by international artists. The first piece of art you’ll come across as you enter the road from Wat Pathum Khongkah is a pink mural by Romanian artist and illustrator, Aitch, who has exhibited his work at many art programs around the world. As you walk down, you’ll see two giant works of art facing each other at a parking lot overlooking the Chao Phraya River. To your left are the two elephants of Roa, a Belgian graffiti artist, and across from it are the blue bicycles of Spanish street artist, Aryz.
Each work on this alley is described separately. The works include giant murals depicting realistic scenes and reflecting the Chinese cultural quarter. Bonus TMC’s The Lion Care, inspired by the lion dances performed in the community and the sacred turtle by DR.CAS, inspired by the festival where people respect and pray for them . Further afield, you’ll see murals that blend in with the local scene.