Street Artist: El Mac
Miles “Mac” McGregor aka El Mac was born in Los Angeles in 1980 and has been creating and studying art independently since childhood. He was inspired at a young age by classic European painters such as Caravaggio and Vermeer, and Art Nouveau symbolists such as Klimt and Mucha. This was mixed with the more contemporary influences of graffiti and photorealism, as well as the Chicano & Mexican culture he grew up around.
El Mac began painting with acrylics and painting graffiti in the mid ’90s, when his primary focus became the lifelike rendering of human faces and figures. He has since worked consistently towards developing his unique rendering style, which utilizes repeating contour lines reminiscent of ripples, turing patterns and indigenous North American art.
Mac continues to balance his love of painting large-scale public artworks around the world with his meticulous and time-consuming creation of indoor works. He aims to uplift and inspire through his careful, perfectionist renderings of both the sublime and the humble. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
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