Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok and MOCA Bangkok Introduce 'POV: STREET OF BKK' at Art Space


Group exhibition POV: STREET OF BKK explores Bangkok through the eyes of seven Bangkok-based street artists


Street art is a chronicle of the moment, intended to awaken thoughts, protest, criticise, satirise, and provoke emotions of viewers and passersby. Street art originated furtively in public spaces, and was often created illegally, but in the present-day street art is out in the open and accepted as part of the landscape in a variety of public spaces, from walls to telephone booths to public transportation. But street art still serves to memorialise moments and express the thoughts of an artist at a moment in time, no matter the environment or context they are being created or displayed.

The new exhibition POV: STREET OF BKK at the ART Space by MOCA BANGKOK at Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok presented in collaboration with BRIDGE ART AGENCY shows messages and ideas of the moment from the perspectives of seven artists based in Bangkok. The works on display have been inspired by the culture and lifestyle of city, and each artist shares their own messages or moments where they would like to provoke thoughts about the people, society, politics, beliefs, or ideas of those living in Bangkok.

“Street art tells the story of a moment,” says MOCA BANGKOK Managing Director and exhibition curator Kanachai Bencharongkul. “Street art is meant to make you think, and the collection of pieces in POV: STREET OF BKK shows the view of Bangkok through seven different sets of eyes. The result is a unique collection of inspiring pieces, each with their own perspective, using different mediums and techniques that will hopefully make the viewer take a second look and spend time discovering Bangkok from a different perspective.”

POV: STREET OF BKK is a medium for introducing tourists and locals to regard Bangkok through the different lenses of these seven artists, and each viewer can then distil the experience into moments that can further develop and enhance their own perspectives of the beloved, bustling, creative, and crazy capital that the artists, and the Hotel, call home.

POV: STREET OF BKK features seven of the best street artists from around Bangkok:

  • Benzilla - a painter, street artist and sculptor. His art features a three eyed character named “LOOOK” an alien who came from nowhere and lives with us to observe this crazy world.
  • BigDel – a graffiti writer, graphic designer and illustrator; BigDel is considered one of the pioneers of Bangkok street art, active since 1999.
  • Eartherth – a pop surrealism style illustrator and graphic designer inspired by everyday life. Her artwork uses signature bright, pastel colours and zombie-like characters.
  • FREAK – a street artist who creates bold, oversized urban murals, digital painting, and graphics. Their concept combines pink, horror, and sci-fi to create one-of-a-kind art work.
  • GAGSXGARY - Gary Gagliano X GAGS is an American painter now based in Bangkok. He works mainly in enamels on canvas, large scale contemporary abstract paintings, and wheat paste collage mixed media creating sculptures that depict human social behaviour that are then photographed to be used and deconstructed and rebuilt into collage mix media works.
  • MRKREME – an artist, industrial designer and toy designer whose art revolves around a family of furry monsters with vibrant colours and unique personalities.
  • NEV3R – a street artist who works across numerous mediums including oversized wall paintings, graffiti, and paintings. His art reflects all of his love for life and art, from music to films and books.

POV: STREET OF BKK is a complementary exhibit for all guests and patrons at Four Seasons Bangkok ART Space. Exhibits rotate regularly, so Bangkok residents and returning Four Seasons guests can view new collections several times a year.