Upper Playground recently announced a collaborative project with Montana Colors to create artist series Hardcore cans by four artists. The third MTN x UP Limited Edition artist can in the series features the collaborative work of El Mac and Retna.
Each of these artists has developed his own distinctive style and technique; Retna is renowned especially for his bold calligraphic brushwork, and Mac for his uniquely stylized painting of lifelike faces and figures; El Mac uses spraypaint and Retna uses spraypaint and acrylic for paintings; oil, acrylic, enamel, pencil, and other mediums on paper, canvas, and wood.
El Mac and Retna have combined forces a number of times in recent years, and have gained increasing attention and applause for the powerful and beautiful murals they’ve painted in Los Angeles and several other cities around the globe. Last month, they released Alianza, a 96-page hardcover book that highlights their collaborations, along with a selection of individual paintings and photos by each artist, as well as a collection of lifestyle photos, photos of the artists working and their travels, and close-up views of the murals themselves.
The MTN x UP El Mac/Retna Limited Edition artist can and Alianza are available now in limited quantities and will be sold at Upper Playground retail stores and online on the Upper Playground web store.
This coming Friday evening is the opening for our annual Chicago artists group exhibit featuring, you guessed it, artists from Chicago! We're proud of the diverse talent in our home town and this exhibit has some wonderful works. Opening night is Friday, September 25, 7-10PM with music by Genghiswon.
Indulge your sweet tooth with the 8-inch Buff Monster Dunny. Topped with the artist’s trademark heavy metal-inspired, ice cream art and limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide, this vinyl confection retails for $75 and will be available at Kidrobot stores, kidrobot.com, and select retailers on Thursday, October 8, 2009.