Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
We were spread out this past weekend, part of us in Los Angeles, part in New York City for Frieze, and part in Mexico City, where Juxtapoz was a sponsor and lecturer at the All City Canvas Festival. We have gone over the roster, even posted about Escif's memorable mural, but a line-up of Roa, Aryz, Saner, El Mac, Herakut, Sego, Escif, Vhils, Interesni Kazki, and others is not to be missed. Here are some things we saw over the weekend...
Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 06, 2012
Last Thursday the exhibition PIEZAS opened as part of the Festival All City Canvas at Fifty24MX in Mexico City. Several pieces were on view by many of the artists participating in the festival such as Saner, Roa, Interesni Kazki, Aryz, Sego and El Mac.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
We have our Mexico City colleagues on the scene at the huge Public Art festival, All City Canvas, where an all-world roster of artists (Roa, Escif, Saner, Herakut, Vhils, Interesni Kazki, El Mac, Aryz, and Sego) are painting huge walls around the Mexican capital. After the first few days, some massively good works are being produced. Check out some of the progress shots we were able to capture.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
The May 2012 issue of Juxtapoz is our special examination on the state of Public Art in 2012. We have spent over a year discussing the topic of community sevice and Public Art programs with festival organizers, politicians in the US and abroad, and artists about their experiences developing Public Art initiatives and bodies of work, and how their experiences can be blueprints for other artists and cities to follow to better communities around the world. This issue is what we learned. Preview after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 10, 2012
We are pleased to announce our very special May 2012 issue, a special examination on the state of public art today. We have published 4 special covers for the occasion, Steve Powers, JR, Swoon, and El Mac, as well as features with Nuart, FAME Festival, Swoon, Powers, JR, an essay by Ron English, and a conversation between Revok and Saber.
Street Art // Wednesday, January 25, 2012
An in-depth and reflective video documenting El Mac’s experience in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The artist speaks on his career with a spray can, icing techniques, and creating a significant piece for the people of the community.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 17, 2012
El Mac was in Vietnam a few years back to paint murals as part of the Viet Nam The World Tour, and today we just got a video of El Mac's artistic statement about the work he has been doing over the past few yeras. And, you get to see El Mac doing a live mural, which is always a treat.
Street Art // Monday, January 02, 2012
Los Angeles-based artist, El Mac painted the following photo-realistic portrait of Connie Rice, a civil rights attorney, activist and relative of former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for an upcoming article in the L.A. Times Magazine.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Just yesterday, El Mac released 3 colorways of a new print, "The Prayer." All editioned differently, "The Prayer" is available in vermilion red, metallic copper, and a teal blue variant. Printed with San Francisco's Moon Editions, the print is based on the painting Mac created for the New Masters show at Subliminal Projects in LA earlier this year.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 01, 2011
We just received images of El Mac new completed mural at the Montana Colors factory in Barcelona, Spain. Choosing to stick with a stellar black and white composition (and leave the color to the Os Gemeos mural nearby), Mac went with a classic industrial look surrounded by the mountains and forest where the Montana base is located.