Photo of the Day: Drab building comes to life in S. Taiwan

French artist turns drab apartment in Kaohsiung into vivid scene

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Work by Nicolas Forgues. (Arcade Art Gallery photo)

Work by Nicolas Forgues. (Arcade Art Gallery photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A French artist painted this vibrantly colored piece on an apartment building in Kaohsiung.

The 39-year-old artist, Nicolas Barrome Forgues, is a native of Saint-Jean-de-Luz in southwest France’s Basque country. The work was commissioned by the Arcade Art Gallery and funded by the Kaohsiung Lingya District Office as part of an ongoing program that brings in artists to create murals in the city.

Forgues was invited by the gallery as part of the Kaohsiung Street Art Festival in 2019. The piece, which took four days to comlete, is 'Rubik"and its located at 26 Xingren Road
Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung City.

Forgues this month also painted a 100-square-meter street mural titled "年年有餘" (every year has fish), which more accurately translates as "abundance year after year." The painting can be found on Lane 9, Chengqing Road in Kaohsiung's Lingya District.


(Photo by Arcade Art Gallery)


(Photo by Arcade Art Gallery)


(Photo by Arcade Art Gallery)


(Photo by Arcade Art Gallery)


Forgues. (Photo by Arcade Art Gallery)


(Photo by Arcade Art Gallery)