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Splash and Burn: An Artist-Led Initiative Raising Awareness About the Negative Effects of Palm Oil Production in South Asia

May 4, 2018

Kate Sierzputowski

Drone footage still of “Save Our Souls” by Ernest Zacharevic. All images provided by Splash and Burn. Indonesia is the world’s largest exporter of palm oil, the harvesting of which has been shown to have extremely adverse effects on wildlife and natural resources, including deforestation, fires, and the displacement of people and animals. Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic (previously) witnessed this devastation during his…

 

 



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Site-Specific Street Interventions by Ernest Zacharevic

August 19, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

Interacting with the urban architecture of international cities he visits, street artist Ernest Zacharevic (previously here and here) playfully intervenes with structures of both large and small scale. These site-specific works often feature children— either climbing buildings or playing make-believe with abandoned tractors, paper boats, and rusted piping. Zacharevic’s latest interventions have taken him across Scandinavia and Eastern…

 

 



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Jousting Painters on the Streets of Singapore by Ernest Zacharevic

October 29, 2013

Christopher Jobson

A great new piece by artist Ernest Zacharevic (previously here and here) on the streets of Singapore. The artist made several stops in Europe this year with his trademark photo-based murals showing up in Italy, Lithuania and Norway. Zacharevic says of his art: Most of my work is photography based and site-specific, so I photograph my subjects and later choose angles for painting. Working with children allows more anonymity, I don’t…

 

 



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New Interactive Street Art from Ernest Zacharevic

January 3, 2013

Christopher Jobson

Photo by Julina Rashid Artist Ernest Zacharevic has been busy since first appearing on Colossal last summer with his unique style of street art that often relies on the interaction between physical objects and painted murals. The Malaysia-based artist traveled to Brussels and Panang to create new work, and also completed a series of ads for Toyota about parking lot safety. He also appears prominently in a new book about street art in his…

 

 



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Whimsical New Murals by Ernest Zacharevic Play with Their Surroundings on the Streets of Malaysia

June 25, 2014

Christopher Jobson

Artist Ernest Zacharevic (previously) has been quite busy the last few months with stops in Italy and locations around Malaysia where he just finished a month-long residency in Ipoh. He completed several large murals depicting locals and their way of life, but also painted a few of his signature pieces that humorously depict children or animals interacting with elements of buildings or other nearby objects. Above is a collection of pieces…

 

 



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A Tree of 511 Interconnected Pliers Carved from a Single Block of Wood by Ernest Warther

December 22, 2014

Christopher Jobson

Photo by Paul & Margery Zeller Photo by Paul & Margery Zeller Photo by SneakinDeacon As the story goes, Ernest “Mooney” Warther was a boy growing up in Ohio when he encountered a man who taught him how to carve a pair of working pliers from a single piece of wood—using just 10 cuts. Whether it was that single epiphany, or the machinations of his incredibly inquisitive mind, Warther would quickly become one of this most…

 

 



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The Second Annual Nuart Aberdeen Festival Activates the Scottish Town With Installations Inspired by National and Regional Themes

May 14, 2018

Sasha Bogojev

SNIK, image © Brian Tallman It was 2002 when an international group of street art and electronic music enthusiasts organized the first Nuart Festival in Norway’s oil capital, Stavanger. The idea was to create a secondary event for their music program in order to introduce some of the most interesting artists of the underground street art movement. Keeping their concept simple yet original, the festival presented an annual platform for…