After sharing with you the murals Sabek & DALeast painted for the Urban Xchange event in Malaysia, here is now a look at an artist that went in a completely different direction. The five story high lighting installation shaped like a star from architect Jun Ong is situated in an unfinished concrete building and required five hundred meters of steel cables and LED strips. The stunning geometric work lodged in the unused structure in Butterworth is inspired by the term “glitch,” or error in the system, which can […]
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You may already seen the mural we shared with you yesterday painted by Sabek for Urban Xchange in Penang, so here is a followup on another artist who painted a piece for the event. The image of the phoenix can be seen soaring up on a wall near the Hin Bus Depot, created with bundles of kinetic wires, a technique that is signature to the work of DALeast (interviewed). What is interesting is the Chinese artist using a red palette this time, perhaps referencing how the the mythologic bird rises from the ashes. […]
Along with a contributing works for Different Strokes (covered), a group show in Malaysia curated by Giancarlo Petrucci of Graffiti Prints, some of the artists also found time to work on the streets. Whether alone or in collaboration with other participants, Ernest Zacharevic (seen above), Martin Ron, Martin Whatson, Alexface, BON, Nafir, Sabek, Addison Karl, Gabriel Pitcher, and Gongjar abandoned buildings and structures as well as the urban landscape of Penang. Photo credit: Henrik Haven & Paula Sainz (Sabek mural photo)
Showing through April 11th at the Hin Bus Depot in Penang, Malaysia is Different Strokes, a group show curated by Giancarlo Petrucci of Graffiti Prints. The exhibition includes contributions from Ernest Zacharevic, Sandra Chevrier, Icy and Sot, Martin Whatson, Beejoir, Alexface, BON, Snik, Nafir, Sabek, Levalet, Roamcouch, and Gabriel Pitcher. Seen below are photos from the gallery space as well as a look at the collaborative process between Zacharevic and Whatson. Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Ernest Zacharevic here.
Ernest Zacharevic recently did a month long art residency in Ipoh, Malaysia. During his stay in town, the Lithuanian born artist created several beautiful murals blending his works with old, worn out walls. With the new work, he focused on local people and their way of life, most noticeable in the Never Mine piece. Painted with black paint only and featuring the local landscape with people working in the fields, this effort was accepted extremely well by the locals. Along with his signature imagery showing kids at play, and […]
After bringing you some photos of the exhibitions and installations Ernest Zacharevic put on display in Malaysia for his fans last week, we now have shots of the murals he created around the compound. Often taking advantage of architectural elements as well as using three-dimensional supplements to his street pieces, the Lithuanian artist has transformed the Old Hin Bus Depot into an immersive art experience. Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Ernest Zacharevic here.
Last week in Malaysia, Ernest Zacharevic opened a solo show at the Old Hin Bus Depot, mirroring his street work with paintings indoors as well as multiple installations and murals outdoors (more on these later). Entitled Art Is Rubbish Is Art, the body of work from the Lithuanian artist introduced to his fans in Penang the concept of “one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure,” seen in his art as well as the renovated abandoned space used as his gallery. Take a look at photos from the show as well as shots […]
Yesterday, we brought you a look at some new murals Ernest Zacharevic has been working on leading up to the opening of his show in Malaysia. Entitled Art Is Rubbish Is Art, the exhibition held at the Hin Company Bus Depot, a now disused building along Brick Kiln Road, in George Town, Penang will feature his whimsical and clever imagery that up to now has only been seen on the streets. Take a look at some of the setup and prep work in the photos below and plan to […]
Currently, street muralist Ernest Zacharevic is in Malaysia prepping for his show, Art Is Rubbish Is Art, opening later this week (January 17th) at the Hin Company Bus Depot, a now disused building along Brick Kiln Road, in George Town, Penang. Along with original works, he has of course has been hard at work painting walls inside and around the complex in his whimsical style that often incorporates three dimensional elements. Take a look at these initial progress shots and stay locked to AM as we will be bringing you […]
This week, we would like to introduce you to the work of Ernest Zacharevic for our Art Focus feature. The Lithuanian artist has been recently putting up work in the streets of Penang, Malaysia that speak to his eye for placement. His murals frequently interact with existing three-dimensional elements and the existing architecture. Take a look at more photos below… Via Street Art Utopia.