December 6, 2016

Tribute Art Collection for King Bhumibol

Art Tribute for HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Rama IX ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช 
(5 Dec 1927 – 13 Oct 2016)
BKK PostWikipedia | Art Collection Part 2 
curated by Yellowmenace (38 images)

   Living in Thailand, I have been able to witness first hand the heartfelt grief & outpouring of remembrances for the beloved Rama IX. Many Thais have turned to art to express their gratitude & respect for the King's lifetime of service for his country. I've assembled my favorite 38 artworks from 23 Thai & international, professional & student artists.

UPDATE: For the cremation ceremony of Rama IX I've created a second art collection celebrating his life & love of Thailand > Celebrating the life of Rama IX The Great

   Vector outline of King by Rukkit Kuanhawate, Featured Artists: Alongkorn Lauwatthana x Ise Ananphada x Chalermchai Kositpipat x Jirapat Tatsanasomboon x Puck x Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch x Tokio Aoyama - collaged by Yellowmenace

December 1, 2016

ART: Fenghua Zhong - Monkey King & More

Fenghua Zhong (钟风华)
Web  |  Facebook  |  ArtStation  |  DeviantArt
by Yellowmenace (33 images)

   Fenghua Zhong is a young, immensely talented digital artist from Xiamen, China who is obsessed with Sun Wukong. I would love to see his vision of The Monkey King as an online fantasy game or CG movie.
Fenghua Zhong (钟风华) -

November 29, 2016

ART: Tamura Yoshiyasu - Surreal Kanzashi

Tamura Yoshiyasu 田村吉康
Web - Twitter - Artbooks
by Yellowmenace  (26 images)

   Tamura Yoshiyasu is a professional manga artist, painter & illustrator, born in Gunma, Japan, 1977. Since high school he has been drawing & in 2003, his first manga "Fudegami" was published in the popular monthly, Gekkan Shōnen Jump.
Tamura Yoshiyasu 田村吉康 -
HAIKU Art Review: Tamura Yoshiyasu
Surreal kanzashi

Painter dreams up coy maiko

Better mind her claws
Tamura Yoshiyasu 田村吉康 -
    As a painter, he has exhibited his works at Takashi Murakami's gallery Higari Zingaro, Basel, Taipei, Los Angeles, New York & Mexico City. He also collaborated with the fashion brand, McQ: Alexander McQueen for the 2014 winter collection.
Tamura Yoshiyasu 田村吉康 -

November 17, 2016

Street Art Festival: Meeting of Styles Thailand 2016

Meeting of Styles: Thailand 2016
Web - Facebook
Photos & text by Yellowmenace
(31 images)

   Back in the spring, I got to check out The Meeting of Styles street art festival in Pattaya, Thailand. I was surprised how many international artists this small event attracted. It was held in a derelict, 5 story nightclub w/ open elevator shafts & a giant hole in the middle of the 3rd floor.    
Meeting of Styles: Thailand 2016 street art festival by Yellowmenace
   This enter at your own risk locale was one of those "only in Thailand" situations where artists were given free reign to wander & create wherever they chose.
Meeting of Styles: Thailand 2016 street art festival by Yellowmenace
   It's notoriously difficult to identify street artists, because of vandalism laws, although there is growing acceptance w/ the popularity of street art. If you know any of these artists please message me via Facebook or Twitter & I will add the credit.
Meeting of Styles: Thailand 2016 street art festival by Yellowmenace
   Check out lots more street art from the festival, below.

July 28, 2016

ART: Buddhist Inspired Art

Inspired by The Buddha
curated by YellowMenace (40 images)

   I've selected 40 Buddhist inspired artworks by 36 astounding international artists showcasing an eclectic array of reverence for, appropriation & criticism of the Buddha as a symbol. This isn't your obachan's Buddhist art.

Hisashi Tenmyouya 天明屋尚 (Japan)
Hisashi Tenmyouya [天明屋尚] (Japan) - Buddha art

February 6, 2016

ART: Year of the Monkey Collection

Fire Monkey Collection 2016
(44 images on 2 pages)

   Wishing all my fellow artistic revolutionaries joyous prosperity in 2016, yang fire monkey year with more monkey art than you can shake a banana at. I tried to compile an eclectic assortment of monkeys, apes, macaques, baboons, etc in a variety of styles & techniques. Sun Wukong & Hanuman are, of course associated with monkey years & feature prominently here. I've also included excerpts of general predictions for the year from Happy Wishing Well & Suzanne White.
   Gong Xi Fa Cai (恭禧发财)!

James Jean (Taiwan/US)
   HAIKU: Monkey Year 2016
Curious ape king 
Fiery swinging trickster's year
Pray, no burnt branches
Kouji Oshiro (Peru)
Behance - Pinterest - DeviantArt

   The lunar Year of the Yang Red Fire Monkey runs from Monday Feb 08 2016 to Friday Jan 27 2017. This is a year of adventure, discovery, questions & answers, when luck can strike at bizarre times & fortunes can turn in the blink of an eye. Risk, strategy, learning, change & progress feature prominently in a Monkey Year.
Ise Ratta Ananphada aka Ratinan Thaicharoen (Thailand) 

February 1, 2016

ART: The Ultimate Street Fighter Tribute

Street Fighter (Capcom) 
Official  -  Facebook  -  Twitter  -  YouTube
(61 Images on 3 pages)

   Capcom is about to revive its seminal game with the fifth iteration of the Street Fighter series, so I'm proudly posting this visual celebration of the game's iconic characters imagined by 44 deadly international artists in 61 ass kicking artworks. 
   Player 1, ready? FIGHT!

Adnan Ali (Pakistan)  
DeviantArtBehance - CGSociety 
Adnan Ali -
     Street Fighter V will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 & PC on Feb 16, 2016. The next generation Street Fighter experience will offer cross-platform play that will unite fans into a centralized player base for the first time ever. 
   The path to greatness begins here: RISE UP!

Renato Giacomini -
HAIKU: Street Fighter 
World wide locations
Distinct regional fighters
Button mashing joy 
Sakimi chan -