"La Reina del Sur"

Using acrylic and aerosol paints, Retna and El Mac collaborate to produce ''La Reina del Sur" (Queen of the South)

About the Artists:
RETNA became just as notorious for his ornate painting technique as his timeless style: he used paintbrushes mixed with the traditional spray can. Many of his pieces synthesize the line between fine art and graffiti, between power and opposition, between tradition and advancement, between the past and future.

His work merges photography with graffiti style and paint, time with color, couture with street culture, the spiritual with the sensual, and fluidity with grit.

El Mac focuses on creating more murals, painting photorealistic canvases, creating stained glass pieces, and evolving his unique brushwork style. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding Mexican & Chicano culture of the American Southwest, religious art, pin-up art, graffiti, and a wide range of classic artists including Caravaggio, Mucha, and Vermeer, he began painting with acrylics as well as painting graffiti in the early.

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