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Penang Street Art (The Grandmother and the Granddaughter by Julia Volchkova)

The latest mural drawn by Julia Volchkova, a street artist who had also created a number of street art murals in Penang. This latest art work reveals a the relationship portraiture of a family, with a grandmother looking over her small granddaughter, and was inspired a real family that she met.

This large mural is painted on the side of a flat near the Batu Lanchang Market.

Penang Street Art (The Covered Girl @ Art Lane)

Art Lane @ Beach Street, George Town.

Penang Street Art (Couple on a Bicycle)

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.

Penang Street Art (“Looking Up” by Jarus)

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.

Penang Street Art (Speaking Hokkien)

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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.

Penang Street Art (The Rubber Tapper)

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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.

Penang Street Art (Vhils’s Carved Portrait)

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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.

Penang Street Art (The Silat Master)

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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.

Penang Street Art (The Old Fisherman)

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A large art mural portraying an old fisherman mending a fishing net can be found at the side wall of an pre-war shophouse in Balik Pulau town, Penang. This amazing and vivid painting was done by Russian street artist Julia Volchkova. This is one of the two murals painted by her in Balik Pulau town.

For Volchkova’s other works in Penang, please refer HERE or for her Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/volchkovastreetart.

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