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What if you turned your home into a piece of artwork?

Polish artist Maria Umievskaya has been adjourning buildings around the world with Asian-inspired murals.

MOST OF THE time, decorating the facade of a house is simply a matter of choosing a colour of paint.

One Polish artist, Maria Umievskaya, has been going beyond this traditional formula with unique murals that have been applied to the sides of buildings around the world.

The large scale drawings are featured on a number of surfaces internationally and use themes from traditional Asian art forms.

_apsara Source: Maria Umievskaya

Umiewska’s murals have been placed on pieces of modern architecture around the world – having found their way onto surfaces in Germany, Japan and Portugal.

_non_la Source: Maria Umievskaya

The images have drawn inspiration from a variety of themes within Asian culture. One drawing shows a woman wearing the clothing of the Tang dynasty while another features Japanese model Chiharu Okunugi surrounded by chrysanthemum flowers.

_court_lady_tang Source: Maria Umievskaya

Speaking about her project, Umievskaya said:

I’ve been inspired with Asia for a long time. Its ancient culture and modern look has been intertwined in my work since the beginning.
Often some pieces would interest me but wouldn’t find their place in any of my artworks. I’ve gathered those sketches and decided to create independent projects.

_hanbok Source: Maria Umievskaya

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