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.
The Legend of Igloo Hong continued to grow as it made its way to Agdz, Morocco. No formal press release has been announced explaining what was going on. But we do know that DVS-1, Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews, El Mac, Andrew Hem and David Choe were on location at the site.
David Choe recently hosted an art workshop with the children of South Central, Los Angeles with aims to complete a 40 foot wall surrounding their playground at A Place Called Home (APCH). The two day effort resulted in a collaborative mural inspired by the children who channeled themselves through animals and characters of their own invention. Take a look at all the fun and effort that went into the process and watch the resulting mural come together in the following videos:
A Place Called Home is a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being; and are inspired to make a meaningful difference in their community and the world. For more information please visit: http://www.apch.org
Mac continues his summer road trip stories, this time in Vietnam, where he went to Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City to paint as part of the Viet Nam the World Tour. He painted this mural near the front of Sán Art independent artist space and the offices of the Propeller Group in the Binh Thanh district. It’s based on a photo Mac took of my girlfriend’s grandmother, Kosoom.
Mac also painted this piece at a hip-hop event, using local paint called “Red Fox”. Check out the nice Mac x Upper Playground tee up there. And the piece right above here is a painting of Mac, done by a Vietnamese writer named Hoang, who came down from Hanoi (Northern Viet Nam) to paint. Awesome stuff.