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It hasn’t been long since we last heard from our friend Onur who was in New Zealand where he created this stunning piece of work which is entitled “Last Island”. Today we are glad to share a work in progress from the fifth edition of MURAL International Public Art Festival where he has been invited to participate… So far the outline looks like a lightbulb that just has been smashed in pieces when it was hit, and the artist is working from an actual picture and creating his artwork on the wall based on it…

Based out of Solothurn, Switzerland with Turkish roots, Onur identifies as being part of the photorealist scene. His artistic tool of choice is the acrylic roller and brushes. His former profession as a set painter for the theatre industry is evident in many of his large-scale works. Onur’s creations frequently capture moments of everyday life, freezing a specific instant in time. The characters portrayed in his works often look as though they are detached from their environment, representing highly complex and existentialist human sentiments. Since 2008, he has worked as an independent painter and muralist, travelling the world to display his artworks and participate in major festivals.

Take a look below for more images by Daniel Weintraub aka Halopigg on how this mural is coming together while you wait to discover the final work in the next few days.

Modestas Mo Noreika

About Modestas Mo Noreika

Modestas is a street art enthusiast who has been active in the scene for a few years, during that time has participated on production in projects around the world and continues to manage StreetArtNews print store. He is currently freelancing in the street art scene and is based in the UK.