Malaysia has its own version of Banksy – street artist Ernest Zacharevic, a lithuanian artist but permanent resident of Malaysia, well-known for transforming Penang streets with light-hearted, iconic murals.

New Murals By Ernest Zacharevic can be found on the streets of Ipoh where, as a result of a image partnership with OLDTOWN White Coffee, the artist unveiled a series of murals in his characteristic style: there is a hummingbird, an old man drinking from a traditional coffee cup at the side of an OLDTOWN White Coffee branch facing the Ipoh Padang, two children sitting on a paper plane, three packets of “kopi-o” and one of how Ipoh has evolved from its mining days.

The Penang-based artist found his inspiration in the rich culture and history of Old Town and created seven large murals depicting locals and their way of life, but also included a few of his signature elements that humorously depict children or animals interacting with elements of buildings or other nearby objects.

Describing the series of murals and the creative process, Zacharevic said: “I always try to get inspiration from wherever I work, wherever I am, so every art work has its individual journey.All these seven murals in Ipoh… of course, they were inspired from me being here ”.

Check out the seven murals below and more of Zacharevic’s works on his facebook page or website.

#retracing Ipoh’s Evolution From Tin Mining Town With Chinese-Style Painting

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#Old Town Relives Nostalgia With Trishaw Mural

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#yellow hummingbird

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#a message on a paper plane

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#A ‘Kopi’ Break

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#a young girl stands on a stack of plastic chairs

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#an old man drinking from a traditional coffee cup

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