“The beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, this is especially true when we have the privilege to look at the world through the eyes of artists. They don’t make us see but they let us see the world in ways we never would have imagined.
We would like to thank all the artists who submitted their work for the theme “STREETS” and we wish for more of their magic to rain on this world forever and we hope bkk UNZINE was able to deliver the goods to your heart.
– bkk UNZINE team: Jam, Maia, Sketchman Boris, Venky.
If you are an artist and you want to be part of our artist community, the next theme for March issue #20 is “PEACE”, you can submit your artwork at this link:
Small but Certain Happiness in Gwangju Art Street
Gouache on paper
I went to Gwangju city, located in southwest part of South Korea, to enjoy the 2021 Gwangju Biennale. During this visit, I found the Gwangju Art Street and wandered around art galleries and craft shops there.
I bought handmade brushes from a warm-hearted artisan, paintbrushes from the oldest art shop of Gwangju. Unexpectedly, I found an old and cozy donut shop whose name is Gwangju Dancing Donut! It was surprising to see a lot of plants that the shop owner was taking care of. Who would connect dancing with donut and grow lots of plants next to donuts? Sticky and sweet donuts from Gwangju Dancing Donut also made me smile.
My short visit to the Gwangju Art Street were full of small but certain happiness. I wanted to keep my small but certain happiness with painting and some notes (Korean).
Warp Speed Ahead
Canon 750D, Photoshop and Lightroom
I took this photo in Bangkok on Ratchadamri Road from the skywalk. That area is a perfect spot to get some great street photography! This piece is a combination of photography and digital art. ‘Warp Speed Ahead’ highlights some of the day to day transportation you can see in and around Bangkok. Sometimes traffic can be gridlocked for hours, sometimes you can catch a solo motorcy racing down the road.
Mothial Comic Page 41
Digital art: Krita
This is a particularly dramatic scene from my comic “Mothial”. Where the character is dredging through the streets soaking wet. I particularly like this piece due to the style and background. Giving this old-style New York vibe with the street vendor on the side selling magazines and newspapers.
You can read more about this comic on Webtoons under “Mothial”.