Ipoh has some amazing street art. You can find it all by following the city’s street art guide. Here are some of my favourite pieces:
I love the playfulness of this painting and the way children view the world as being full of possibilities, such as flying in a paper plane.
I like the historical story this painting tells and that, in it, women are not relegated to the role of wife.
I like this painting because the hummingbird seems to be fluttering in place.
This painting is so lifelike, especially because the artist has incorporated an actual trishaw that is partially sticking out of the wall.
I asked Paul to help the little girl reach the bird cage.
Not a painting but how cool is this!
Yes, a painting of a tourist taking a photo of a painting. It at once pokes fun and encourages the tourist to take as many photos of the paintings as they can.
Of course not all art needs to be serious or meaningful.
But by far my favourite series are these paintings of children playing. This one speaks of friendship between boys while the little sister just wants to join in.
And no depiction of childhood would be complete without some story about children playing jump rope.
And then there’s this three-piece work spread over three walls in a lane. The children hiding are on the main street while the boy counting to ten is inside the laneway. It’s probably the most creative and well thought-out street art work I’ve ever seen. I just love it.
If you like street art, you will love Ipoh’s contribution to this creative outlet.