The famous Lithuanian Street Artist, Ernest Zacharevic is currently having his first solo exposition in an abandon building in the middle of Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.
He is famous for his beautiful mural works in the streets of Penang, bringing vibrant life and tourists to Penang old heritage streets. He received some attention recently for a controversial mural in Johor Bahru depicting a Lego woman figurine walking with a branded bag along a side of a wall and a Lego robber waiting for the woman on another side of the wall. Local politician complained a lot about the signification of the painting.
The first solo exposition by Ernest Zacharevic in Penang focuses on the use of items that might be considered rubbish, old coffee bean bags, vintage furniture, old decrepit walls… and transforms them into beautiful work of art. The exhibit is also initiating the opening of a new art space in Penang in an abandon bus depot aiming at bringing together the old and new Penang through Art.
The exposition Art is Rubbish is Art is free and open until 14 February 2014 at Jalan Gurdwara, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.