The Product Story
With each look one finds something unexpected in this collage design by Lorenzo Masnah: a peeping tom...a surprising gunman...watching you...the nostalgic 45. The retro female image, oozing sex appeal, generally finds her way into Lorenzo’s work (and the brothers sing, “Oye Mamacita”)...a provocative, captivating wearable art t-shirt.
The Product Details
Artfully printed art Wear t-shirt (slightly off center), this collage design spans from photo real images to line drawn images...with a dash of color here and there. Sentiment*: Oye Mamacita (translation: Hey Mama)
- power washed shirt for a soft feel
- relaxed fit, crew neckline
- true to size fit for men (order one size larger if in doubt)
- 100% cotton, crew neck
- delicate wash, delicate dry
*Music finds its way into our fashion through the words...the sentiments are meant to add some playfulness...a bit of mystery...a game for the music savvy.
About The Artist
Lorenzo Masnah, originally from Colombia, moved to New York City in 2005 after getting kicked out of art school in Bogota after only a year. He went to work as an artist, intent on learning about the city and its subcultures. Offering all night dancing and the opportunity to meet new people every night of the week, the “city that never sleeps” has intrigued this artist ever since.
Lorenzo focuses on people and their expressions in his art, noting that real people with real expressions is timeless...an ode to everyday life. He is also known to incorporate news stories into his art in interesting ways. For example, drawing on the juxtaposition of a “third world reality in this so called capital of the world,” he created a couple of art pieces involving people carrying mattresses --a man carrying a mattress on his back through New York City, and two people carrying mattresses during the floods in the city. He also did a piece where people are waiting in line for gas in New York City.
The street and street life remain an enduring source of inspiration for Lorenzo. Lorenzo notes that street art, an anti-establishment subculture, is present on every continent. There’s infinite city walls and spaces; Lorenzo loves to paint walls. He remembers riding the bus to school as a kid, and looking for the new tags that he would find every morning. Life on the street changes daily. It’s about the words and the graffiti, of course, but even more so the public interaction with the city on the street that is compelling.