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Street Art

Mural Painting

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MueBon Birds character

Street Art Museum Amsterdam

Author:

MueBon

Artist Bio:

Bangkok-based MUEBON is renowned for biting social commentary on subjects spanning from wealth disparity to environmental activism to the pervasive influence of contemporary media — messages he delivers via his rotating cast of colorful characters, including a flightless cartoon bird named PUKRUK and Mr. TV, possessor of a television screen face. MUEBON is perhaps most synonymous with his Mickey Mouse-inspired skull stickers and wheatpastes, memento mori urging viewers to expel their feelings of anger, frustration and hopelessness in favor of embracing acceptance and finding inner peace. A product of the first generation of Thai street artists, MUEBON has played a pivotal role in propelling the craft to notoriety and respect across his homeland — and beyond. Raised in the slums of Thonburi, MUEBON (an alias translating to “fidgety hands”) grew up obsessed with Japanese manga. He began his graffiti art career as a teen, often painting under the cover of darkness to avoid the local police, and defied the odds to earn a fine arts degree, in 2005 graduating with honors from the Rajamangala Institute of Technology. While street art remains MUEBON’s passion, he also has exhibited paintings and sculptures in galleries across Southeast Asia, Australia, Japan and Moscow, and in 2018 he partnered with luxury label Hermès.

Place:

Gebrandy Park

Date:

2019

Technique:

Spray Can

Material:

concrete

Acquisition:

Commission

Completed:

2019

Condition:

Good / Legible

Physical Description:

The work includes Muebon’s flightless bird motif, which the artist often uses to deliver serious messages in a fun-loving way. “The birds are invading our home in the city in the same way that humans are invading their homes in the forests".

Iconography:

The work includes Muebon’s flightless bird motif, which the artist often uses to deliver serious messages in a fun-loving way. “The birds are invading our home in the city in the same way that humans are invading their homes in the forests".

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