Asia has been active in Street Art and Graffiti culture for a long time now. Not only does the region boast excellent artists, it also now hosts an internationally recognised festival circuit. One of those is the Kaohsiung Street Art Festival, which is curated by Jose Enrique Montes Hernandez of the Arcade Art Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This year the festival invited French born artist, Nicolas Barrome Forgues. Born in 1980, Barrome’s work is drenched with vibrant color, classical iconography, all the way through to contemporary illustration and homages to Sponge Bob.

Making it loud in Taiwan

But don’t be fooled by his carefree deminour. Barrome’s work is both informed and backed up with technical ability. And with Montana GOLD or Montana BLACK cans in hand, he knows exactly what to put where. His latest mural for the Kaohsiung Street Art Festival, is located in the Lingya District of Kaohsiung, and adds a breath of color to some of the local grey street scapes. That is if you turn a blind eye to fellow artists Elian Chali, Tellas, Fonki, Pawel, also creating vibrant works for the festival. Take a look at the video re-cap here and see for yourself what went down.

Images by Arcade Art Gallery