Bundit Puangthong is a Melbourne-based contemporary Thai artist. His body of work celebrates and expands the rich cross-cultural dialogue taking place in contemporary Melbourne. Over the past few years he has developed an artistic identity that fuses his training in traditional Thai art with a modern western-based arts practice. His paintings incorporate elements of traditional Thai art, American pop art and contemporary street art in attempt to strike a balance between the cultures in which he lives.
Bundit has recently completed a Masters in Visual Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts. In 2004, he completed a Diploma in Visual Arts with Honours at the Australian Academy of Design. He studied traditional Thai art for eight years at Nakkhon Si Tammarat Academy of the Arts and Chang Mai University, where he was mentored by renowned Thai artist Montien Boonma.
His work is presented on canvas and involves a range of mixed media including house paints, acrylics, oil sticks, spraypaint, medium and glues, and utilises a range of techniques from stencils and graffiti art, to detail brushwork. He also enjoys the process of turning found objects and junk found on the street into fine art.