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Rewind: Dec 2 – Dec 22

Headlining our Rewind feature this week is a look at the incredibly intricate and ornate sculptural assemblages by Kris Kuksi. We already stopped by ourselves at the Joshua Liner Gallery to take look for ourselves (see our photo set here), but check out some footage of the incredible work below from Vernissage TV. Paolo Troilo, the artist who uses only his fingers to paint with. Ken Butler creates instruments from trash. Interview with Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe about their hotel room at 21c Museum Hotel […]

El Mac x Prada – “In the Heart of the Multitude” Project

Last month during Milan Fashion Week, American artist El Mac was asked by Prada to participate in the In the Heart of the Multitude project. Guided by themes of beauty, femininity, and power, the LA-based street muralist created three murals that were used as the backdrop for the Spring/Summer ’14 Prada Women’s fashion show (see video below). Collectively, he entitled them Sueños y Polvo de Estrellas (Dreams and Stardust) and shared that they were inspired by the work of Alphonse Mucha. Discuss El Mac here.

Streets: World Roundup (Aug 5 – Oct 20)

It’s time again for another Streets World Roundup where we review some the public art that you may have missfed recently. Leading things off is this sweet new mural form Phlegm. The Sheffield-based artist painted this Welsh Dragon in Roath, Cardiff for the Empty Walls Festival organized by the Modern Alchemists in Wales. You can check out more photos here. Other worthy walls come from El Mac – Los Angeles (source), Telmo Miel – Belgium (source), SatOne – Germany (source), Swoon – London (source), Mafeel – South Korea, Xuan Alyfe – Switzerland, Ernest […]

Streets: El Mac (Los Angeles)

After returning from Denmark where he worked on several murals and a solo exhibition, El Mac recently took time to paint a wall in Little Armenia. Arranged for by FX, the new piece will help promote their series, The Bridge, for several months before reverting to another beautiful addition to the urban landscape in Los Angeles. Take a look at more shots we took for you to enjoy below… Discuss El Mac here.

Streets: El Mac (Denmark) – Part II

We already shared some photos with you of a large mural El Mac worked in while in town for his show at Galerie Wolfsen (covered), It turns out that was only the tip of the iceberg as the LA-based street artist also worked on a triptych piece for his fans in Denmark entitled Purity of Heart, taken from the popular book by Søren Kierkegaard – Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing. These three murals grace three sides of a tower in front of a recently renovated orphanage and […]

Streets: El Mac (Denmark)

As we previously shared with you, El Mac is currently in Denmark for a show that opened tonight at Galerie Wolfsen. Along with an impressive array of new paintings created with his signature spray technique, the LA-based street muralist also gifted the city of Aalborg with a new public piece to enjoy. Take a the full image below as well as some in-progress photos. Photo credit: Lone Allen (via Graffuturism). Discuss El Mac here.

Preview: El Mac – “Sangre Nueva” @ Galerie Wolfsen

Coming up on May 16th, Galerie Wolfsen in Denmark will be opening a new solo show from the Los Angeles-based El Mac. For an artist whose work looks just as impressive in the gallery as on the streets, this will be his first solo show in Europe and first one since 2010 (covered). Take a look at a couple preview photos of large scale paintings he has been working on including one looks to be a negative image. There is also a short preview video that […]

Videos: New Adobe Campus

For artists out there who read AM or those in the design field, Adobe is definitely a company they are familiar with for their series of computer programs including Photoshop and Illustrator. Rapt Studio, who designed the interiors, recently invited artists in to the Adobe campus in Lehi, Utah to do installations and murals including a piece from El Mac that we recently featured. Check out the footage below…

Streets: World Roundup (Dec 31 – Jan 6)

We start this month’s survey of street art with this sweet new piece from El Mac painted on what looks to be the side of a train car. The LA-based artist painted the portrait as a tribute to his friend and gifted photographer Estevan Oriol. Coincidentally, we shared a portrait of photographer Martha Cooper with you painted by Os Gemeos only earlier today. Other worthy walls featured this week come from M-City – India, Mar – California, ROA – Argentina (source), Sokram – Spain (source), Waone […]

Rewind: Dec 24 – Dec 30

This week’s Rewind summary article of videos features a wide range of subjects. Leading things off is some behind-the-scenes footage of body artist Emma Hack’s depiction of a car crash with the help of painted human bodies  (via Juxtapoz). The project was commissioned by the Motor Accident Commission road safety campaign in Australia and involved 17 people. Other worthy videos include: Wheatpaste.Doc – a Brazilian documentary about wheat paste. Pharrell Williams Interviews David Salle & KAWS. An interview with Sarah Joncas about her show at Last Rites Gallery. […]