Montana Gallery Barcelona
Ernest Zacharevic (1986) a.k.a. Zach is a Lithuanian pop artist who has been residing over recent years in Southeast Asia. His works achieved international recognition after painting a series of murals within the historic centres of several cities in Malaysia, earning him the nickname "the Malaysian Banksy".
After receiving a classical art training in Vilnius (Lithuania) and London, Ernest began to expand his work directly in the public realm, where he gets involved in the architectural landscape through painting which fuses art with recycled objects. He has also worked in cities like Rome, Brussels, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore (among many others) where his murals have become the object of growing admiration.
His works are highly simple in character, almost childlike, going beyond the merely two dimensional urban art form. Ernest plays with everyday objects (bicycles, old motor bikes ...) which he incorporates into his paintings, forging a genuine interaction with the locals. The works take on another dimension beyond that of painting or mural design and are generally well received by the local populations.
Piedra, papel, tijera! (rock, paper, scissors!) presented at the Montana Gallery Barcelona is his first solo exhibition in Europe following on from his success in Asia. The exhibition includes portraits and drawings on canvas, wood and other objects that reflect street life in this fresh feeling approach. Works that remind us of a kids’ eye view on art where anything seems possible.
- From 20 March to 03 May
- Montana Gallery
- Calle Comerç, 6, 08003