El Mac, Sai Gon, Viet Nam “Kosoom by the Mekong” Video

El Mac – Sai Gon, Viet Nam “Kosoom by the Mekong” from Viet Nam The World Tour on Vimeo.

One of our favorite artists, El Mac, painted in Vietnam last summer, and now, there is a great video chronicling his stay. Viet Nam The World made the video, and noted, “El Mac painted this beautiful mural in front of Sàn Art, an independent artist space, and just outside the offices of The Propeller Group in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. It is based on a photo of Kosoom, the grandmother of El Mac’s girlfriend.

All of the photographs included in this video as well as the footage of motorbikes zooming through the city were taken by El Mac. Part of his process, is documenting different people from different places and selecting a handful to paint on walls around the world. We wanted this video piece to be a reflection of how El Mac saw the world of Viet Nam for the first time, taking it all in, and juxtaposing the fast paced life in the city with this giant portrait that would literally slow people down in admiration as they passed by.”

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Mac in Vietnam

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.