STRIKING VISUAL IMAGERY BY ALEKSEI BORDUSOV

by Ariadna Zierold

aleksei bordusov, aec, interesni kazki, ukraine, mythology, mural, murals, colorful, detailed, upper playground

Renowned for his striking visual imagery, Aleksei Bordusov aka Aec Interesni Kazki is a Ukrainian artist whose surrealistic works grace walls across the globe. His bright, intriguing murals—inspired by science, religion, mythology, cosmology, myths and times past—are filled with color, and often accompanied by black and white drawings. Aec’s highly detailed pieces appear like they come from a fairy tale populated by colorful imaginary creatures that often seem to be in motion. The comparison with fairy tale characters is not unintentional as his nickname Interesni Kazki literally means Interesting Fairytales.

aleksei bordusov, aec, interesni kazki, ukraine, mythology, mural, murals, colorful, detailed, upper playground aleksei bordusov, aec, interesni kazki, ukraine, mythology, mural, murals, colorful, detailed, upper playground aleksei bordusov, aec, interesni kazki, ukraine, mythology, mural, murals, colorful, detailed, upper playground aleksei bordusov, aec, interesni kazki, ukraine, mythology, mural, murals, colorful, detailed, upper playground aleksei bordusov, aec, interesni kazki, ukraine, mythology, mural, murals, colorful, detailed, upper playground aleksei bordusov, aec, interesni kazki, ukraine, mythology, mural, murals, colorful, detailed, upper playground

El Mac’s New Mural and Aerosol Art Show in Mesa, AZ

Miles “El Mac” MacGregor was commissioned to paint a two story mural at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona in honor of the museum’s 10th anniversary.
photo credit: Lynn TrimbleEl Mac’s second mural in Arizona is devoted to longtime friends, Karen and Ariel Bracamonte who are expecting their first child May 11th. Mac will be their son’s godfather. The expected birth of the child comes two days before the May 13th opening of his show also featured at the museum,
“EL MAC: Aerosol Exalted.”
The 35 foot mural portrays Karen Bracamonte looking down upon a red rose held between her hands. The artwork surrounding the top portion of Karen’s head was painted by local Mesa tattoo and graffiti artist, Mando Rascon. In standard El Mac fashion, the mural is more than just a beautiful image of a woman, it represents the deeper layers of humanity found in Karen, who immigrated from Guatemala 10 years ago, and in recurring issues of immigration in the US, and Arizona in particular. “I painted an image of an immigrant who’s participating here and adopting aspects of American culture,” says El Mac.  Staying true to his roots, in 2015, Mac traveled to Cambodia with artist, David Choe’s foundation “Igloo Hong” where his mural of a local seamstress who hand makes traditional Cambodian tapestries, caused controversy and immediate removal by the Cambodian government. Though the mural was painted over quickly afterwards, the image and symbolism made an impact on Cambodian citizens demanding the freedom of artistic expression.
The portraits of Aerosol Exalted stay true to Mac’s intention and unique graffiti style of providing a voice to people and places often silenced or ignored. The show inside the museum, Aerosol Exalted, features the artist’s latest body of work that originated at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in 2015. 

EL MAC: Aerosol Exalted

“It’s all about love. And Phoenix needs all the love it can get.”

Igloo Hong Artists David Choe, Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews, Andrew Hem, Mars-1 and El Mac on location in Agdz, Morocco

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-art_DSC3735

Mars-1 Photo: Paco Raterta

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-art_DSC3896

Aaron Horkey Photo: Paco Raterta

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-art_DSC3907

El Mac Photo: Paco Raterta

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-art378_0693.MXF.13_43_05_26.Still001

Esao Andrews Photo: Paco Raterta

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artaaron-horkey-mars-1-agdz-igloo-hong

Mars One and Aaron Horkey Photo: Paco Raterta

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artagdz-phones-out

David Choe piece being photographed by Igloo Hong’s massage therapist

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artandrew-hem

Andrew Hem

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artblack-white-david-choe-agdz-igloo-hong

David Choe Agdz

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artcastle-mor

DVS-1

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artche-spa

David Choe and DVS-1

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artchoe-alleysneer

David Choe

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artchoe-dvs-qall

David Choe and DVS-1

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artchoe-hem-dvs

DVS-1, Andrew Hem and David Choe

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artchoe-igloo-hong-mtn94-igloohong

David Choe

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artagdz-horse-igloo-hong

Igloo Hong

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artchoe-meditation-cirlce

The Legend of Igloo Hong

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artchoe-murap-moc

David Choe, Esao Andrews, and Andrew Hem

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artchoe-red-solider

David Choe

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artchoe-shake

David Choe

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artchoe-squat

Igloo Hong

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artchoe-speech

Igloo Hong

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artdavid-choe-mural-public-art-agdz-davidchoe-morocco

David Choe

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artDSC01200

Mars-1

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artDSC02483

El Mac and Mars-1

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artdvs1

Andrew Hem and David Choe Igloo Hong

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-arthem-choe-tent

Andrew Hem and David Choe

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-arthem-horizontal

Andrew Hem Igloo Hong

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-arthourse

Igloo Hong

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artigloo-hong-agdz-morocco-david-choe-wall

Igloo Hong

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artigloo-hong-agdz-davidchoe-morocco

Agdz, Morocco

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artIMG_2743

Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong

David Choe Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artIMG_2784

Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

 

David Choe, Esao Andrews and Andrew Hem Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

 

David Choe Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

David Choe and DVS-1 Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

Mars-1 Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

Andrew Hem Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

Processed with VSCO with c8 preset

Esao Andrews Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

Processed with VSCO with c8 preset

El Mac Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

Aaron Horkey Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

David Choe Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

David Choe, Mars-1, Esao Andrews, Andrew Hem Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

DVS-1 Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

Processed with VSCO with c7 preset

David Choe Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

David Choe, Esao Andrews, Andrew Hem, Mars-1, Aaron Horkey,DVS-1, El Mac Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

David Choe, Esao Andrews, Andrew Hem, El Mac, DVS-1, Aaron Horkey Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

David Choe Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

Processed with VSCO with 4 preset

David Choe Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

DVS-1 Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

Processed with VSCO with 4 preset

DVS-1

Processed with VSCO with 4 preset

Photo: Paco Raterta

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artIMG_3472

Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong

Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong

Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artIMG_3476

David Choe Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

David Choe Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

David Choe, Esao Andrews, DVS-1, Aaron Horkey, Andrew Hem and Mars-1 Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

David Choe, Andrew Hem, Mars-1, Aaron Horkey,Esao Andrews Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

David Choe and Andrew Hem Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artIMG_7290

David Choe Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artIMG_7365

El Mac Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artIMG_7369

Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artIMG_7370

Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artIMG_7372

David Choe Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artwall-esao-dvs1

David Choe, DVS-1, Esao Andrews Agdz, Morocco Igloo Hong Photo: Paco Raterta

david-choe-agdz-morocco-aaron-horkey-esao-andrews-mars-1-mario-martinez-el-mac-andrew-hem-igloo-hong-morocco-agdz-murals-street-art-public-artwall-man

DVS-1