Young Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic (a.k.a. Zach or Zachas) based in Penang, Malaysia with a degree in fine art and schooled as a painter developed his signature style defined in emotional vibes and relentless mashups approaches in his artworks.
Describing himself as ‘‘more of a fine artist who paints in the streets rather than a street artist.” the artist is active in studio and outdoors as well. The self-definition implies his artwork technique; elements from both worlds-fine art circles and the urban view are integrated into one piece with thick cluttered lines of spray paints with his intricate brushwork.
The way he configures street installations which connect real items with painted figures is seen in works like his ‘two children on a bicycle’, a well-known street art piece in Penang’s George Town. His focus is based on portraits and surroundings, other details such as pipes holes gathered from the streets are brought in art pieces reveal a humoristic perspective.
Other projects include dynamic scene with a vibe of nostalgia featuring joyful kids carrying a subliminal meaning either life as a game or about growing up and the uncontrollable time, the message is uncertain, Zacharevic won’t disclose his thoughts regarding this aspect leaving the meaning at the viewer’s latitude.
February 26, 2015