It’s only a week until We Talk Chalk begins it’s sweep of Bangkok with it’s team of 10 world famous artists creating 3D and 4D street paintings! As one of the founding partners and creative directors of We Talk Chalk, I had the pleasure of traveling to Bangkok for just a few hours to take part in a press conference for the event at Ratchaprasong. Arriving in the city the night before, the day of the press event was a whirlwind of painting location visits, meeting the local major sponsors of the event, turning out a small 3D street painting (a brilliant green tree frog!) and taking part in an interview with other local artists and event organizers. The people who were part of the event lined up to take turns sitting on the 3D painting for photos, and were very gracious and excited about seeing the upcoming artwork – as are we to create it!

A red eyed treee frog comes to life!
A red eyed treee frog comes to life!

 

Over the next couple weeks we will be unveiling some of the designs and actual paintings as they are created, giving those who are not local to the event a chance to watch things unfold. Beyond just “another street painting event”, artists will be creating 3D Street paintings, as well as “4D” paintings – 3D with added elements in a sensory, complex perspective or augmented reality to take it to the next level. This type of event would be special anywhere it happened, but to the city of Bangkok this is an unprecedented event – the first of it’s kind in the city, and only the second in the country of Thailand as a whole (The first event being the festival organized using We Talk Chalk artists last year in the Thai city of Chiang Mai. We are not only thrilled to travel to such a rich culture and beautiful land as Thailand, but honored to be part of the inaugural group of what will hopefully become just the first of many such activities in this amazing country.

For more on this interview and the event itself, check out this news article:

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/life/Distorting-realities-30200116.html

The Airport in Bangkok is filled with a number of large art pieces reflecting the local culture and history.
The Airport in Bangkok is filled with a number of large art pieces reflecting the local culture and history.