Buenos Aires Street Art teamed up with Hin Bus Depot to organise this mural for Argentine street artist Martin Ron in Malaysia. It’s the biggest mural in Penang and first large scale artwork on the mainland. His trip and the mural projects were organised by Buenos Aires Street Art together with Hin Bus Depot.
The huge mural in Butterworth measures 25m x 15m and theme relates to the protection of turtles. Penang is home to the biggest turtle conservation centre in Malaysia within its national park where several different species go to lay their eggs on its beaches.
The design features a man stretching out his hand with three baby turtles swimming around him.
Ron likes to paint large hyper-realistic portraits of ordinary people in 3-D and the central figure is Matt Gorrick, a friend of the artist, who worked as his painting assistant during the project.
Portraits of local people from Malaysia also feature in the composition.
Second mural on Martin’s trip to Malaysia in collaboration with Lithuanian street artist Ernest Zacharevic on the side of this hotel building in Penang
Buenos Aires Street Art organized Martin’s Ron’s trip to Malaysia and the mural projects during his stay that were curated by Hin Bus Depot Art Centre. The mural is located off the main road Jalan Raja Uda in Butterworth about 30 minutes across the bridge from George Town.
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