The Detroit-based street artist Sintex took a few minutes out of his busy Art Basel Miami Beach painting schedule last month to talk with our very own Complex TV. Besides being a little surprised that the work he painted for last year’s festival remained untouched, he seems at peace painting a large mural of a Native American man. Using the photographs of Edward Curtis as a reference, Sintex speaks on his association with Art Basel Miami and why his source material is so rich.

“It’s a relative thing between my own personality and my own feelings and affections. And I just put it on the wall and people enjoy it,” he says of why he enjoys painting indigenous people, pointing to his own heritage as a reference point.

Watch the entire clip above.

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