Ernest Zacharevic – Fresh Start
‘Fresh Start’ by Ernest Zacharevic, 2020
Special edition print collab. with Heliotrope Foundation.
13 x 19 Inches – 48,3 x 33 cm
Archival pigment print on 210gsm Hahnemuhle 50% rag watercolour paper.
Limited Edition of 250 – this is no. 180
Hand-numbered in pencil bottom.
Lithuania-born, Malaysia-based street artist Ernest Zacharevic animates public spaces with interactive murals that depict children at play. “I see my work as an experience rather than an object,” says Zacharevic, who is also known as Zach, Zachas, and, by some, The Malay Banksy, in reference to the notoriously irreverent British street artist. Leaping off the wall and into the streets, Zacharevic’s images break with the traditions of graffiti by integrating found objects—such as old bicycles, pipes, chairs, and windows—into their compositions. With their playful illusions, these works encourage pedestrians to pose as part of the scenes, provoking the same childlike curiosity captured in the paintings themselves.