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El Mac Viet Nam The World Tour Video

Juxtapoz // Thursday, 09 Jun 2011
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El Mac - Sai Gon, Viet Nam "Kosoom by the Mekong" from Viet Nam The World Tour on Vimeo.


Last summer, El Mac, featured in our August 2009 issue, travelled to southeast Asia as part of the Viet Nam The World Tour. In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, El Mac painted this beautiful mural that was captured on video and just now released.

As the Propellor Group in Vietnam write, "El Mac painted this beautiful mural in front of Sán Art, an independent artist space, also just outside the offices of The Propeller Group in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. This painting is based on a photo of Kosoom, the grandmother of El Mac's girlfriend.

All of the photographs included in this video as well as the footage of motorbikes zooming through the city were taken by El Mac. Part of his process, is documenting different people from different places and selecting a handful to paint on walls around the world. We wanted this video piece to be a reflection of how ElMac 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."

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