Thailand / Street artist
Patcharapol Tangruen, also known as Alex Face, is a one of the famous and influential graffiti artist in Thailand. He studied architecture which led him to explore and wander the streets of Bangkok for abandoned buildings. Using walls in the city as a canvas, he express himself and develops his street art. He then created Alex Face, a disillusioned child’s face wearing animal costumes. Through his graffiti, Alex Face especially attempts to create a link with the urban population, the underprivileged of Bangkok and the provinces. He now includes images of penguins that have since become famous into his graffiti. Alex considers himself as an artist with a social conscience. His current signature, a quizzical smoking baby who looks wise beyond his years at first glance cute but all the time worrying about the future of the world.