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Streets: El Mac x Shamsia Hassan (Vietnam)

Last weekend, the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial was held in Australia and with it, a new mural from El Mac was unveiled. Originally painted in Vietnam, the piece entitled Birds of No Nation was a collaboration with Shamsia Hassan, probably the only serious female graffiti writer in Afghanistan and also an associate professor in the Fine Arts Department at Kabul University. The central figure is based on her portrait with the surrounding designs and poetry by Hassani. It reads: پرنده های بی وطن ،همه اسیرن […]

El Mac x Adobe Campus (Utah)

The Los-Angeles based El Mac recently took another trip to the American Southwest (also see New Mexico) where he worked on a new project in Utah. This mural, created in his signature style, was completed on the Adobe campus just south of Salt Lake City and was organized by the RAPT Studio out of SF. If you look closely, you can see the faint tracings of binary code in the background. Check the details below… Portraits of the artist by Weston Colton, all other photos via the […]

Streets: El Mac x Augustine Kofie x Jaque Fragua (New Mexico)

El Mac, who recently shared his album cover design for the new No Doubt album, was in New Mexico over the weekend for the The Hour Has Arrived initiative – a program designed to recognize the importance of fostering and preserving the craft of the Indian, which now includes the culturally informative and interactive Native Public Arts. Put together as by both Beals & Abbate Fine Art and the New Mexico Museum of Art, the project brought artists like Mac and Augustine Kofie (featured) in to collaborate with Native American street artist. The […]

Rewind: Aug 6 – Aug 12

Photographer Ryan McGinley, who has been flexing his film-making muscles as of late, recently hooked up with EDUN (fashion label of Ali Hewson and her husband, U2 singer Bono) to produce a video for their Fall/Winter 2012 collection. The aesthetic used should be familiar to fans of McGinley’s photo series featuring his models posing with wild animals, first introduced with his Team Gallery solo, Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (covered), and further developed with the inclusion of wild animals during his Life Adjustment Center (covered) […]

El Mac Designs New No Doubt Album Cover

No Doubt will be putting out their first new album in over 10 years, Push and Shove, and street artist El Mac has been tapped to design the cover. Lead Singer Gwen Stefani and her husband Gavin have been fans of Miles’ work for a while and have his work in their collection, so it only seemed natural for them to contact him for the collaboration. After a photoshoot, the artist spent the next six weeks painting four separate acrylic wood panel portraits in his signature […]

Streets: El Mac – “El Corazón de un Sueño Palpita Entre Mis Manos” (Cuba)

Another high profile artist to visit Cuba during the 11th Havana Biennial (also see JR x Jose Parla) was the LA-based El Mac. Set up by Primary Flight out of Miami, the Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), and the UNEAC, (National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba), putting up the piece put Mac under a lot of pressure for a variety of reasons. He finally settled on painting a local lady named Adis Naranjo who he hoped personified the average Cuban, representing her as powerful […]

Streets: All City Canvas (Mexico) Part I

With the proliferation of the street art movement and its popularity, the number of quality street art festivals and projects around the world continues to grow at a rapid pace. The next one that we have to tell you about is All City Canvas in Mexico City. Boasting a star studded lineup including ROA, Vhils, Saner, Sego, Herakut, Escif, Aryz, Interesni Kazki, and El Mac, this event has certainly grabbed the attention of public art fans out there including here at AM. Take a look […]

Teaser: 2012 G40 Art Summit (Richmond, VA)

This year’s G40 Art Summit, put on by Art Whino, will be held in Richmond Virginia and will focus on the “Art of the Mural.” Thirteen street muralist from around the globe (2501, Angry Woebots, Aryz, El Mac, Gaia, How & Nosm, Jaz, Jesse Smith, La Pandilla, Lelo, London Police, Pixel Pancho, ROA, and Scribe) were invited to unleash their creativity on 20 large scale walls in a 10 block radius. In addition, there will 500+ artists exhibited in various group shows in eight different […]

Streets: El Mac x Augustine Kofie (Los Angeles) – Part II

Last time we saw El Mac and Augustine Kofie (featured) collaborating, they were working on a mural in honor of DASH 2000 (covered), a former member of the UTI (Under The Influence) graffiti crew, who recently passed away due to cancer complications. Now, we finally have a look at the finished wall which now includes lettering and a final inscription by artist Plek, which overall creates a fitting memorial for their friend. The piece sits near the intersection of Vermont and 1st, near the heart of Los […]

Streets: El Mac – “Verse” Memorial

As a way to pay tribute to those who have passed, artist often paint murals in remembrance of their friends who have fallen along the way. After a recent fitting piece in collaboration with Augustine Kofie (featured) to remember DASH 2000, a former member of the UTI (Under The Influence) graffiti crew, El Mac has now painted one for Marcos “Verse” Vasquez in Mid-City, Los Angeles. If you remember, Mac also collaborated with RETNA (featured) a couple years ago on another memorial mural at Mid City Arts. More photos after the […]