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Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Art Auction: Mac

Juxtapoz // Monday, 07 Dec 2009

I fucking hate this guy. I know great art is supposed to inspire and evoke happy thoughts, but whenever I see Mac paint, I get fucking angry and I want to break his fucking hands!


Graffiti in general is pretty messy and for most people looks the same anywhere you go. So once in a blue moon, when someone comes out with some new shit you've never seen before, it makes someone like me excited to see that new shit, but then right away gets me angry that I didn’t think of it first or can’t paint just as good. Mac is this fucker. I got to paint with him a few times and the guy is unstoppable; he paints with bionic robotic killer precision, and his aim is so tried and true, you want to ravish the women he paints. And he’s a workaholic like me. I’m going to use this interview as a guise to steal all his secrets. —David Choe


David Choe: What's your secret?


Mac: Perfectionism, or maybe the fact that I've neglected a bunch of other basic aspects of life and really just tried to be good at making art. I've been focused on that most of my life. As a result, I'm maybe not the smoothest most exciting person in the world.


Excerpt from Juxtapoz # 103, August 2009


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