Armenian Street wall’s painting has tapped deep into the minds of Penangites and visitors, provoking a fascinating and creative response. There is no fixed meaning; the artwork is open for interpretations, recreations and narratives.
This is street art at its best, when it stops being an individual painting and becomes part of the public imagination.
Ernest Zacharevic is a street artist coming from Lithuania, who is currently based in GeorgeTown, Penang, Malaysia. He studied painting and fine art in the National School of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania between 1993 and 2005, while he graduated with a first class honours from the Fine Art school of Middlesex University, London, UK (2006-2009). His iconic figures have become enormously popular across the city of Penang, where passersby get a kick out of taking photos of themselves immersed in the scene displayed on the wall behind them.
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