August 24th, 2010
The September issue of Juxtapoz has just been released and I feel honored to be featured in the magazine with some well respected artists and friends of mine, including INSA, Richard Colman, KC Ortiz and Pose.
The September issue of Juxtapoz is kind of like the All-Star Game. You have Retna, Jeffrey Deitch, INSA, Richard Colman, KC Ortiz, Pose, Allyson Mellberg, and Jamie Caliri all in there just in time for back to school and back to work and whatever “fall” back things you have going on. Our newsstand cover, Los Angeles based fine artist, Retna, is introduced in a special piece by new MOCA director and former gallerist, Jeffrey Deitch. We caught up with subscriber-cover INSA in London, jumped around California with Richard Colman, and went to Chicago to eat the best hot dogs money can buy with Pose and KC Ortiz. And somewhere on rural hill in the South, we found Allyson Mellberg. There is more, but you have to read it to find that out. (via Juxtapoz)
August 12th, 2010
July 26th, 2010
RETNA and EL MAC have teamed up for another mural, this time in Culver City. Their newest mural, titled Of Our Youth, can be seen on the side of Graphaids art supply store, on La Cienega between Jefferson and Washington.
The imagery and text used in this mural was inspired by their time spent at Skid Row, while painting their previous mural. The artists met a man by the name of Ralph Woodruff aka Chato and were inspired by this man’s past hardships, experiences and overall outlook on life. His ability to recognize his mistakes and atone for his sordid past was something that resonated with RETNA. The text which reads, “So today I’m trying to change a few things to rectify the situation of my past. So today I’m looking towards the future (of our youth highlighted)” is a quote taken from their conversation.
Photo Credit: Kohshin Finley
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I have to thank Dame for sending me this link, from WICKED HALO, I also Think It would be fare to say It was Dame whom got Me into Painting my first mixed media pieces almost 10 years ago. Also these murals are done with another piece of the puzzle whom goes by the name of EL MAC a strong Alliance in our quest to create. This first photo was made possible by ESTEVAN ORIOL, and the muse JOLI ROBINSON.