Street Art, Phuket Town

  Art in the streets of Phuket Town

This old town of Phuket in which I like to walk... each time more welcoming and nothing to do with Patong. Here, no overflow, no excess, it's quiet, it's welcoming, it's just pleasant........
Tourists, cameras or smartphones constantly in hand languidly walk on the shaded sidewalks of Thalang Road, Krabi Road or Soi Romanee........ 

It is by seeing a report made in bangkok on this particular Art that I like, that the idea came to me to collect the few photos of labels taken in recent years in Phuket...

Soon...... I will go to Bangkok to bring back a lot of street art pics... to present these sometimes incredible works here as well.
In the meantime, we are in Phuket..........

Phuket Street Art

I begin with this first realization of Noe Two who was one of the first "graffiti" to appear on a large wall of Phuket in the Soi Romanee. How many times have I contemplated, admired, photographed it... Since then, the colourful young girl has disappeared: the sun, rain and tropical climate of the region have swept her away.
Another work has taken its place since... it's like that, it's life....
(Photo taken in 2012......)

At the time, this painting was a great success and even had the great honour of making the "front page" of the French-speaking magazine "PARIS PHUKET" in November 2013....

I am only discovering today that this artist is French !


Noé Two is an artist born in 1974, originally from Paris. He grew up a stone's throw from the wasteland of the Chapel, the theatre where the Graffiti movement was born in France. He is a member of a collective that will leave its mark on the history of the French school: RAW (Real Authentik Writa).

Noah Two chose his artist name in reference to the Biblical Noah. Like the ark that houses all the animals, his work covers different areas
graphic and pictorial approaches in original compositions.

In activity since the end of the eighties, he is one of the emblematic figures of French Graffiti, and one of the most complete artists
of his generation. His art is displayed on frescoes and canvases. But also in the field of graphic creation: 3D modeling, photographic and video editing.

A skilled artist, he pushes the limits of realistic spray painting. Its impressive use and mastery evoke striking portraits of realism on supports such as the wall and canvas. In recent years, Noé Two has abandoned this style to explore other possibilities. He works on a less realistic and more abstract interpretation with a very graphic composition. His works are constructed by a play of forms, curves and colours that respond to each other. His Graffiti plays with the perception of pre-established codes and rules.

Lors d'une journée expo dans les rues de Phuket, j'avais retrouvé un encadrement... fait par un photographe local.

Cette fameuse peinture murale de Noé Two avec la coccinelle verte qui fut garée là durant des années... comme si les deux allaient ensemble.

C'est feuilletant le Paris-Phuket qui avait consacré un article dur le Street Art, que j'ai découvert le nom de cet artiste...

 Noé Two apprécié par les thais... ou l'Art du Graffiti 

 Thalang Rd & Soi Romanee

Phuket Street Art
Here we are at the intersection of Thalang Road and Soi Romanee... the painting I loved so much has been replaced....  These two large walls are still very popular, with many tourists from all over the world posing for a few moments..... 
Even the Great Dalí has found a place...

Ratsada Road

Not very far away, (the old town is not very big) there are other paintings here, on Phang Nga Road, more or less successful...

 Phang Nga Road

 

Even the shutters of some stores are entitled to these works..... 
unfortunately we can only see these creations during closing hours..... 
Here, in the alley leading to the small Ting Kwang Shrine located on Phang Nga Road, a few meters from the On ON Hotel, painters in action. Discussing for a few moments with one of them, he explained to me that he was using the brush and that the life span of these paintings was much longer than for those made with spray... 

 Dibuk Road


On Dibuk Road, just after the intersection with Yaowarat Road, this magnificent representation of the deceased king....
It is obvious that the Thai people love this fresco.


Krabi Road

 Kathu

Here, this superb representation of a little girl with her bowl of rice on an old wall in Kathu... full of charm with a little greenery, and a very local atmosphere.
Another painting on a Kathu wall....
with always a Chinese connotation....