RETNA x EL MAC | Let the arts roam video

June 28 2011 . 10:15pm

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.comterenceloos.comthepilots.nl

More portraits and info at: iamlosangeles.com

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Goorin Bros Chicago mural | Pose, Steel, Reyes and Richard Colman

June 28 2011 . 04:31pm

Shot and edited by KC Ortiz of We Are Supervision Films, this video documents the mural done in Chicago’s Wicker Park District. Pose, Steel, Reyes and Richard Colman collaborated on this large mural featuring classic imagery from Goorin Bros. catalogs. Find out more at: goorin.com

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Agenda NYC x Montana Cans x Sever MSK

June 28 2011 . 04:24pm

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More new THE SEVENTH LETTER tees available online

June 24 2011 . 01:51am

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THE SEVENTH LETTER CREW in Tokyo, Japan doing big things!

June 24 2011 . 01:33am

Find out more at: have-a-goodtime.com

HAVE A GOOD TIME
3-1-11 Shirogane Minato-Ku
Tokyo, Japan 108-0072

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