Art Lane @ Beach Street, George Town.
A recent addition to the series of street arts of George Town is this art mural of a couple riding a bicycle happily, painted by local artist Caryn Koh. Caryn Koh is also the girl featured in another large art mural (Looking Up) painted by street artist Jarus.
This particular art work can be found at Keng Kwee Street (or Lebuh Keng Kwee), the same street where the famous Penang Cendol stall is located.
A beautiful art mural created by street artist Emmanuel Jarus. This artwork titled “Looking Up” depicts a woman (Caryn Koh) looking up from presumably her mobile phone which is being held on her palm. This mural, apparently the largest one in the country, is easily visible if one passes by 1st Avenue shopping mall along Magazine Road. It is painted on the wall of the shopping mall building in George Town.
Jarus is a Canadian mural artist who usually paints the people he meets during his travel.
A large street art mural near Armenian Street that ‘teaches’ a basic Hokkien sentence. Hokkien is a Chinese language dialect that is widely spoken by majority of the Chinese people in Penang.
Another large art mural drawn by Julia Volchkova in Balik Pulau town, Penang. This wall art depicts a woman doing rubber tapping, a process that collects the latex from a rubber tree through an incision made at the bark of the tree. Rubber trees plantations are common in Malaysia, rubber being of the main exports of the country.
For the mural’s location, refer to this map HERE.
As one of the invitees of the Urban Xchange street art festival 2015, Vhils (or his real name Alexandre Farto) is an accomplished Portuguese artist who is well known for his carved portraits on the walls of urban cities. He had also showcased his work worldwide such as Lisbon, Brazil, Paris and London. This large portrait can be found on the wall of an old two-storey building near the ferry terminal in Bagan Luar, Butterworth, Penang.
This large art work portraying two people who appeared to be engaged in silat, a traditional Malay martial art, is the second mural painted by Russian street artist Julia Volchkova in Balik Pulau town, Penang.
For Volchkova’s other works in Penang, please refer HERE or for her Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/volchkovastreetart.