L'artista El Mac ha dipinto questo murales di fronte al Sàn Art, uno spazio artistico indipendente, ad Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. E' basato su una foto di Kossom, la nonna della fidanzata di El Mac. Bravo!

El Mac painted this beautiful mural in front of Sàn Art, an independent artist space, and just outside the offices of The Propeller Group in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. It is based on a photo of Kosoom, the grandmother of El Mac's girlfriend. Bravo!

All of the photographs included in this video as well as the footage of motorbikes zooming through the city were taken by El Mac. We wanted this video piece to be a reflection of how El Mac saw the world of Viet Nam for the first time, taking it all in, and juxtaposing the fast paced life in the city with this giant portrait that would literally slow people down in admiration as they passed by.
Music: Yes - Heart Of The Sunrise
Thanks: The Propeller Group, Sàn Art

EL MAC + RETNA / Los Angeles

Wherever they go, they try to make something that makes sense for the neighborhood, and the community. And they always make something positive, something the artists hope people can enjoy -- regardless of whether life has greeted them with great fortune. Armed with a vision and their cans of spray paint, El Mac and Retna will transform a forgotten wall into a piece of art.

El Mac and Retna are street artists, born in LA. They use building walls as blank canvases for their imagery, and the duo has collaborated to create murals all over the world. El Mac and Renta have very different styles, and have been collaborating the last few years. They combine their artistic forces in a specific way: El Mac creates huge lifelike portraits and Retna, calligraphic brushwork and decoration. The result is striking imagery that is unique and recognizable as theirs. It's not uncommon for street art fans and documentarians to gather to watch the progression of an El Mac and Retna work in progress.

El Mac and Retna art feels appropriate for the street because the artists themselves embrace the city streets, the different neighborhoods, and the blend of cultures and backgrounds of the people that fill them. Street art, including the work of El Mac and Retna, also reflects a new attitude about accessibility to art in our environments. "Why not see all the walls painted," says Retna. "Let the Arts Roam!"

Created by Joris Debeij & Terence Loos. Music by The Pilots
jorisdebeij.com - terenceloos.com - thepilots.nl

more portraits @ iamlosangeles.com

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