NOTE: Each piece in this RUN is hand-painted by Eddie Colla and may vary from the images shown.
"This piece was originally created as a street piece. I’ve put this piece up in a number of locations including Paris, Houston, Nevada, Los Angeles. I did make a gallery version of it in 2015. That’s often how I work though. I’ll put things up on the street and sit with them and later decide whether I’ll actually do a gallery piece. The image and the title were inspired by traveling in Thailand with D Young V a couple years ago. The title 'Banglamphu' is a neighborhood in Bangkok where we spent some time and did a lot of work." - Eddie Colla
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and graduated from the California College of Arts with a BFA in photography/interdisciplinary fine arts in 1991. He began his artistic career as a photographer, working first for the New York Times and later countless magazines, record labels and ad agencies. 15 years later he has morphed into one who counters the all-pervasive nature of commercialism in public spaces.
Since 2005, his wheatpastes and stencils can be found throughout public spaces in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Miami. Eddie's work first began to garner national recognition when his street art began incorporating images of Barack Obama throughout the 2008 Presidential election. His growing popularity landed him attention on internet blogs, features in six published books, and participation in the "Manifest Hope Art Gallery" shows at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and at the Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C. His designs have been transformed many times over, from stickers, album and magazine covers.
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