Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic has a flair for keeping it real. Beyond his thought-provoking square portraiture of G20 participants in G20, and the destroyed Tower of Babel (complete with badass soldier standing guard while the Tower burns and crumbles) in The Babel Project, he is gaining international attention with his painting-sculpture hybrids gracing walls in Georgetown, capital city of Penang, Malaysia. One in particular—two children painted on a wall atop an actual bicycle (the screaming little brother is a great touch)—is becoming a go-to destination for tourists who bring their own creativity in creating clever photo ops. Yet another depicts a young boy, helmet in place, looking over his shoulder as he steals away on a motorbike. Among Zacharevic’s murals is a giant girl balancing her weight on the eaves of two windows, playful but not without a haunting feeling—that really big child, despite her pigtails and ribbons, is watching everything that goes on in her neighborhood.
Check out Zacharevic’s portfolio on his website (sparse, but it does the job), wherein other examples of his unique and evolving style are displayed.