Ernest Zacharevic Makes Playful Street Art in Malaysia With an Old Bicycle

by , 07/05/12
filed under: Art, Design, Gallery, Urban design

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Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic has been transforming the streets of Penang, Malaysia with a brilliant series of interactive murals. These four inspiring designs created within the last month combine a mixture of painted figures and found objects, like a couple of cheeky children riding on a bicycle or a giant portrait of a girl pushing herself up on two windows.

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These iconic, lighthearted pieces have become enormously popular across the city, where passersby get a kick out of taking photos of themselves immersed in the scene displayed on the wall behind them. By fusing the physical world with his imagination, the Penang-based artist makes street art that is realistic yet creative, engaging the public who stop and take in the view.

Already the cool artwork has been getting a lot of attention in the press and blogs, so watch this space for more pieces from our latest favorite artist!

Images courtesy of Ernest Zacharevic

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  1. hezull August 21, 2012 at 4:34 am

    My wife and I are on vacation in Penang all the way from NYC, USA. We’ve enjoyed daily self-guided walking tours to explore the flavor of the City. In and out of different neighborhoods we continuously gaze at buildings for Ernest’s murals after discovering our favorite on Armenian Street = the cheeky children riding on a bicycle. So far we have captured 4 and e-mailed the photos to our family and friends in the USA.
    Many have responding telling us not to come home until we have all of Ernest’s murals on film. Ernest, is a very talented artist.

  2. alexlee July 5, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Of the numerous times I’ve been to Penang, the street art has changed the way how drivers react to tourist and one of the narrowest streets in Penang (no five foot ways). This is the best example of art in urbanism in Malaysia

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