The new James Jirat Patradoon photo book includes 142 full-colour pages that create an overall feel of colourful madness. In the classic style of Patradoon, this new edition of Shangri-La is a mix of black leather horror and Japanese cyberpunk.
Patradoon is a Thailand-born, Sydney-based artist and illustrator who creates aggressive yet playful images that remix hot pink aesthetics of the 80s with ultraviolent Japanese animation, conjuring visions of a surreal bubblegum cyberpunk paradise. With a visual language informed by excessive amounts of unsupervised exposure to cartoons as a child, he fell into illustration after studying screenprinting at the College of Fine Arts UNSW where he discovered his rapid production-line process of image-making. He has since worked for clients such as RVCA, Nike, Diesel, Converse, Mishka, Microsoft, Ministry Of Sound and HBO. His frenetic practice has evolved to include installation, animation, and more recently music videos, having collaborated with Toby And Pete to produce live visuals for the Flume Infinity Prism Tour, as well as the sci-fi motorcycle punk music video for Flume's 'Insane'.