James Jirat Patradoon is an exhibiting artist and freelance illustrator based in Sydney, Australia. Having grown up as a goth in Maroubra Beach, he is well versed in the art of balancing of opposites, his work remixes conflicting subcultures and genres to create new stories. His favourite films are Mean Girls and Blade 2. An archive of previous work can be found here. CLIENTS INCLUDE: RVCA • Nike • Fool’s Gold Records • Converse • Flume • SBS • Kerrang! Magazine • Jack Daniels • Mishka • Ubisoft • Black Sabbath • Adidas • Diesel • MTV • PepsiCo • Tiger Beer • Ministry of Sound • Nylon Magazine • Rome Snowboards • Mambo • the GZA
This week, February 6th through the 14th, artists from around the world are currently participating in POW! WOW! HAWAII! 2016. The week-long street art festival features gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, concerts and live art installations. The event also focuses on using art to bring communities together and the feeling of friendship, family and art is very much alive here in Kaka’ako, Honolulu.
The scenes above: Slinkachu’s miniatures continue to appear around Kaka’ako creating excitement and adventures to seek them out. Andrew Hem and Ekundayo continue to awe and inspire as they get closer to completing their collaborative mural. Felipe Pantone works on side two of his colorful, well executed mural. Edwin Ushiro entertains guests as he continues to progress on his stunning work. The NTL Cru wall begins to take shape as 5 of the 7 artists of the wall have begun their work. Christina Angelina begins her massive wall with beautiful, Hawaiian birds. Defer closing in on completing his crazily complex wall. James Jirat Patradoon gets to work with a large scale version of his electrically charged artwork. Hauser closing in on completing one of the best colored walls I’ve ever seen. Freddy Sam’s photorealistic wall taking shape.