I love art. Well, who doesn't?

Art comes in different forms, and I love visual and performing arts. I saw a proper street art when I was in China. It was in Moganshan, Shanghai.

In Bangkok, Thailand, they held the Living Arts Festival from the 27th of February to the 10th of March. It was the first street painting and human living statues festival in Thailand where international artists gather to exhibit their talent in creating stunning 3D, 4D painting and to create curiosity of the passerby with their costumes, body painting, and acts.

The festival was to help promote Thailand's tourism.

There were 10 3D artists and 8 different Living Statues.

3D street painting is fun, interactive, producing ephemeral works of art that dazzle, inspire and amaze. With the right skills and tools, the artist can transform ordinary sidewalks into breathtaking portals to another dimension.

The artists were from U.S.A, Italy, Mexico, Ukraine, and the Netherlands and they used chalk and Gouache paints to transform pavements into a makeshift canvas. Crowds gathered and watched as fine works of art emerged. Although the “painting” lasted only until it rained, the street painting tradition has endured through the centuries, gaining even wider audiences over the last decade. A unique and captivating form of performance art.

Lysa Ashley - USA

Aimee Bonham - USA

Melanie Stimmell Van Latum - USA

Alex Maksiov - Ukraine

Leon Keer - The Netherlands

Remko Van Schaik - The Netherlands

Ruben Poncia -The Netherlands

The term living statue refers to a mime artist who poses like a statue or mannequin, usually with realistic statue-like makeup, sometimes for hours at a time. Living statue performers can fool passersby and a number of hidden camera shows on television have used living statues to startle people. ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_statue

Charlie Chaplin

Night in Venice

Terra Vitalis

Terra is a very versatile act offering free hugs to passengers. The way the costumes are made is unique and absolutely innovative. These are the only ones world wide! They look like real rocks. You will have the urge to feel the material.

Old Dutch Farmer Couple

This Old Dutch Farmer Couple is designed in an authentic way, in a convincing imitation bronze materialThey won the first price 'craftmanship' at the World Championship Living Statue 2012.
They are not only beautiful in their simplicitybut their performance is also funny and universally recognizable.

Van der Werff

Van der Werff

He was the mayor of Leiden, an ancient city of Holland during ‘The Siege of Leiden’, when his city was surrounded by the Spanish invasion. When things got really ugly, he turned to the people and said: ‘I haven’t got food, but I know I have to die some day. If you are helped by my death, please rip my body in pieces and divide it amongst those who are in need. I will feel nothing but comfort’.