bkk UNZINE Issue 34


Published: 1st June 2023

BKK Unzine Issue 24 - Loss

Every creation starts in black and white in some sense, we are humbled again with the Artists decorating our magazine with amazing artwork. When people talk about beauty in contrast, black and white may be the prime example of beauty in contrast. You can see that beauty in many different forms, this new issue of bkk UNZINE. We have a lot of exciting projects so follow our Instagram @bkkunzine for the latest news and our meetup group to follow all the events we organize:

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Thank you as always and Enjoy.

Maia, Jam, Venky, Boris

Artists in this issue

The Christian Fielitz shoot interview


Christian Fielitz is a Painter who’s been living in Bangkok since 2015, his paintings capture scenes in Bangkok. His work has been exhibited in many well-known art-galleries. When we interviewed him he was part of the art fair at River city called MANGO ART FESTIVAL from 2nd to 7th of May 2023.

Still life toothpicks and toothpick cup

Piya - Thorns of Grief

Pencil on sketch pad

David Pearl

Life is a shadow of death

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Digital: Adobe Fresco 
I want to make death stories more interesting, not scary, and when you understand death, Suffering will be less.

Charam Lim

Fight with surroundings

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This artwork is my story recorder. It captures stories and feelings from various moments that I converted into this work of art. Art is like a therapy.

It helps healing the broken mind. Each person may have different ways to heal their feelings whether through writing, speaking, or listening.

The process of creation is like the release of what is repressed inside, drained on canvas or paper through color, and brush.

Sometimes we can’t unleash what’s inside and convert it into voice or words. So instead we use feelings to create works, conveying what’s inside.

Working through arts is like looking into a mirror. Looking at ourselves, staying with ourselves, hearing the sound in our head more clearly, understanding ourselves even more deeply.

Encountering unlucky circumstances would affect us in different ways. No matter how hard we try to hide and forget it, it will always stay with us like a shadow. So, getting to know and understanding ourselves will help suppress the darkness inside our mind. It is okay to allow yourself to cry, but don’t forget to allow yourself to smile too.

Bam Pondchita

May the force be with you

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A play on words. This picture was done on the 4th of May. This sounds like May the force be with you from Star wars. This theme had a tie of Black and white or space but in the end it was Black and white. I had to do something space just because I could. This is an astronaut that has a lead to a planet and lots of fun doodles. I did end up colouring this in but I love the idea of colouring pictures. I think if I got many people to colour the black and white image none of them would look the same. Add your own colour to life.


King Charles the third coronation

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I am English. When I was in England for the summer break I could watch King Charles the third coronation. What I find funny is my Mum visited Thailand when the king of Thailand was coronated. I also coloured this in the end, but here is the black and white version.


Tuxedo Jones

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Digital art, 8.5″ x 11″, 2550 x 3300px, 300 DPI, Procreate on iPad pro
Tuxedo Jones is a fascinating character who merges the realms of humanity and the ocean. Originally Dr. Theodore Johnson, a marine biologist, he submerged himself in an
experimental procedure and fused with a sentient lobster civilization. With the intellect of a human and the instincts of a lobster, Tuxedo Jones became a symbol of unity between land and sea.

Despite his skepticism towards humans, he dedicates himself to protecting marine ecosystems from various threats. Tuxedo Jones aims to bridge the gap between humans and the ocean, emphasizing the importance of environmental stewardship and our interconnectedness for a sustainable future. I have drawn this in a coloring book style for my upcoming coloring pages/book. If you would like you can also print this out and color it, and if you do please tag me on my Instagram or any of my socials.



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People’s lives have black and white, good time and bad time and without these there won’t but any flavors. 



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I’m always inspired by light and shadow.
Co-existing of hope and grief is beautiful. I created this piece when I was at the bottom of my broken heart. Now I feel like it is a trophy of my past.


KUMO – Augment01

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Let’s go Kamen Rider!!



Istanbul, A Turkish Bath Short Story

In this four series of ink drawings I give a glimpse of the rituals of a Turkish bath. The traditional ‘Hammam’, as it is known, is a cultural practice that still holds amongst the old and new generations. Many of these bathhouses in Istanbul were built around the 1400s and 1500s.



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We use colors to make our art and even life more vibrant.
Good day to anyone who reads this 🌼 : )

Akshit Sethi

Lead the Way

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Batu Caves, 2019
Sony a6000

Marc Kuegle

NEPAL: A memory in reverse

Shot on Sony A6300
Edited on Adobe Premiere
Music: Bulbo ( ft. Jo ke , Christopher S)

This is a personal experience of my journey in Nepal. The video is intentionally reversed as a ode to “Looking back”.


Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai

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Pencil on Paper, 15 x 30
Quick b&w pencil sketch with everything we expect to see in Bangkok, Chinatown. A temple in-between a few old townhouses, plant pots and plants all along the street, a 1980s Toyota “whatever”, maybe Cressida, parked in the shadow, the usual Hilux, cables and wires all over the places, a sunshade …etc.
Everything is there, nothing missing.


Zentangle art

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Zentangle art is a form of art that promotes meditative drawing or doodling. It is abstract in nature and relies on the use of patterning to create an all over fill. invented by a monk named Rick Roberts and an artist named Maria Thomas , Zentangles are can be useful for people of all age groups helping them to focus, reduce stress & anxiety , learning to be in the moment, increasing self-confidence.


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