malaysia street art

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KL update.. Feat. Sketch from Malaysian Artist Kangblabla, “Break in case of emergency” swords, myself dressed as a corrupt cop, some other trinkets and some rough sketches…

I like the humor behind this “ais kopi bungkus” (packed iced coffee) graffiti art in Ipoh town. I believe, though, this artist is inspired by the famed artist, Ernest Zacharevic whose street arts in various parts of Penang turned him and the island into an instant hit - especially so amongst instagrammers and photographers alike.

Or I could be wrong that this is indeed his work. Correct me if I’m wrong - anyone? :)

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Ernest Zacharevic (Lithuania/Malaysia)

Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic turns the corners of towns into a brilliant series of interactive murals. He first creates a setting mixing paint and real objects in an ordinary alley, then invites people to interact with this scene and takes pictures of their propositions. The goal is to guarantee the consistency between the setting and the participant to make the scene as lively as possible. Since Zacharevic was given the mission to embellish the Malay city of Penang, he settled there and spread his participative art through the run down streets of the city. His interactive murals have become a landmark in Malaysia. (cf. Street art community)

© All images courtesy of the artist

[more Ernest Zacharevic | artist found at actegratuit]