Upload a new artwork

El Mac

Added by admin

El Mac
Born in Los Angeles in 1980 to an engineer and an artist, Mac has been creating and studying art independently since childhood. He was inspired at a young age by classic European painters such as Caravaggio and Vermeer, and Art Nouveau symbolists such as Klimt and Mucha. This was mixed with the more contemporary influences of graffiti and photorealism, as well as the Chicano & Mexican culture he grew up around.

He began painting with acrylics and painting graffiti in the mid ’90s, when his primary focus became the lifelike rendering of human faces and figures. He has since worked consistently towards developing his unique rendering style, which utilizes repeating contour lines reminiscent of ripples, Turing patterns and indigenous North American art. In 1999 he began to paint portraits of his friends and anonymous Mexican laborers in public spaces throughout the American southwest, both legally and illegally. He also started painting large aerosol interpretations of classic paintings by old European masters which led to being commissioned in 2003 by the Groeninge Museum in Brugge, Belgium to paint his versions of classic paintings in the museum’s collection. He has since been commissioned to paint murals across the US, as well as in Mexico, Denmark, Sweden, Cuba, Canada, South Korea, Belgium, Italy, The Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Spain, France, Singapore, Germany, Ireland, England, and Vietnam.

Collaborating Artists

Artworks by El Mac

Peace Piece (Sun Edition) by El Mac

Peace Piece

El Mac

Sun Edition

Winter In America (Dark Red On Bright Red / Vermilion) by El Mac

Winter In America

El Mac

Dark Red On Bright Red / Vermilion

Cry Now (First Edition) by El Mac

Cry Now

El Mac

First Edition

Amor Y Arte (First Edition) by El Mac

Amor Y Arte

El Mac

First Edition

Ars Et Scientia by El Mac

Ars Et Scientia

El Mac

First Edition

Spirit Of Summer (First Edition) by El Mac

Spirit Of Summer

El Mac

First Edition

Llimona by El Mac

Llimona

El Mac

First Edition

Prayer (Vermillion) by El Mac

Prayer

El Mac

Vermillion

Persephone by El Mac

Persephone

El Mac

First Edition

The Conductor (First Edition) by Retna | El Mac

The Conductor

Retna | El Mac

First Edition

Song Of Songs by El Mac

Song Of Songs

El Mac

First Edition

Ixtaccihuatl by El Mac

Ixtaccihuatl

El Mac

First Edition

Tonalli by El Mac

Tonalli

El Mac

First Edition

Ollin by El Mac

Ollin

El Mac

First Edition

Scroll