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Thai artist ‘restless hands’ takes coronavirus battle to the streets

Thai artist ‘restless hands’ takes coronavirus battle to the streets

BANGKOK: A Thai avenue artist has been paying tribute to the struggle in opposition to the coronavirus with murals depicting a winged-character dressed as a well being employee looming over a spiky picture of the virus restrained by a padlocked purple cross.

The 37-year-old avenue artist who goes by the title ‘Mue Bon’, which interprets as stressed fingers, says his murals additionally function a reminder that efforts in opposition to the virus will not be over and everybody has a job.

“I wish to play my half in reminding individuals in regards to the state of affairs and recording the historical past that we helped one another by staying dwelling to cease the unfold of the virus,” he informed Reuters.

Mue Bon hopes his art work, which normally comprises a social message, will attain individuals who in any other case won’t have entry to galleries or different locations to see artwork.

“There is a big hole between artwork and the extraordinary individuals,” he mentioned, taking a break from spray-painting a wall.

“I put the art work on the streets, at locations the place individuals sitting in automobiles will see it whereas driving previous.”

While not a family title in Thailand, Mue Bon has had worldwide success and his work has been displayed in Japan, the United States, Germany, and, most just lately, within the Palestinian Territories.

Thailand has recorded simply over 3,000 instances of the novel coronavirus and 56 deaths although the speed of an infection has been slowing.


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