Malaysia’s Interactive Street Art
Street art is truly one of the most innovative forms of art right now. Each week it seems like another project pops up that tops the last. This time, BANGSTYLE takes you to Malaysia, where artist Ernest Zacharevic installed this incredible new 3D interactive street art.
The Penang, Malaysia-based artist paints in incredibly precise detail, rendering the human form in a photo-realistic manner. Applying his painting skills to the streets, he created expressive illustrations and even used a real motorcycle to create a full narrative. It is unclear whether or not he put the props there or took advantage of other people’s chained up transportation (we’re guessing it’s the latter).
From afar, it looks like the art is in motion, and citizens of Penang found it fun to mess with these street art statues. Posing with the street art as if it was real, passers-by took funny illusion photographs with Zacharevic’s clever creations. Public reaction was so positive that citizens wanted more from the young artist.
Apparently, he’s just getting started. Zacharevic will participate in George Town Festival this month, a multimedia event based in Penang that celebrates Malaysia’s heritage and culture.
Using the world as a blank canvas, street artists around the globe are pushing the boundaries and changing the relationship between artist and spectator. No street is safe from the hands of these renegades as they transform our world in unexpected ways.
Zacharevic is originally from Lithuania and studied at Middlesex University in London before moving to Malaysia. For more information about the artist, visit his website.