Designboom interviews Alex Brewer, better known as HENSE

January 11 2014 . 12:56am

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DB: please could you tell us briefly about your background?
AB: I’m a contemporary visual artist with a focus primarily on public art, painting, sculpture and site-specific installation work. I’ve been creating paintings and drawings ever since I was very young. my parents had a background in interior design and architecture and they also studied art in college which I think contributed to my wanting to be creative early on. they pushed public television and reading and I remember being inspired by the things I would see on PBS or read in a book. a also really liked the illustrations I saw in children’s books that we had around the house growing up. I didn’t really start thinking about having a career in art until high school. in 1992 I discovered graffiti and I basically through myself into the world of working outdoors and on multiple surfaces. I studied art at virginia commonwealth university briefly and dropped out to peruse my work in the street. in 2000 I got a job working at an art publishing company which had an in house art studio full of all the materials I would need to experiment with. I worked for the company for several years developing works for them and for myself, while simultaneously going out to paint the streets at night. I learned about scale and working outdoors through exterior street work and I learned about painting and developing my studio practice by working with the company. I always took on my own projects or exhibitions on the side and got to a point of being busy enough to shift my focus entirely to having my own studio.

To read the full article please visit: www.designboom.com
For further acquaintance on the artist visit: hensethename.com

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Previews: Bom.K – “Confusions” at Known Gallery

January 07 2014 . 11:31pm

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French graffiti artist Bom.k will be having his first solo show stateside called Confusions at Known Gallery in Los Angeles. Having exhibited with the DMV crew in Spain, Denmark, Australia, UK and following the success of his last solo show in France, Bom.k is taking the US by storm. Mastering the spray can with an incredible dexterity and intricate details, he depicts a gritty universe with his monstrous yet captivating creatures. Confusions opens on the 11th of January.
Covered by: arrestedmotion.com

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Recap | Revok – Made in Detroit MOCA Book Release & Signing

January 07 2014 . 10:57pm

REVOK  signing copies of his book, Revok: Made in Detroit, documenting works from the past two years in Motor City after his departure from his native Los Angeles. The book’s inspired by exploration of the Detroit and his pieces are representational of Detroit’s landscape, assembling rhythmic pieces from salvaged finds. Limited to 200 copies, each cover unique, sprayed by the artist in store.

Photos by: www.brozaphoto.com

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Building Detroit – Revok, Nekst, Pose

January 04 2014 . 08:17pm

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Pow Wow Hawaii 2013

January 03 2014 . 12:46am

POW! WOW! HAWAII 2013 from POW! WOW! Hawaii on Vimeo.

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 brought together many global talents in both graffiti and street art. This video highlights some of the amazing work produced by those involved in the experience. Pow Wow not only embraces the many styles of those artists contributing but also Hawaiian culture and people. This years festival, happening February 8th – 15th, will host both returning artists and those new to the project for an incredible line-up.
Give yourself a moment to visit: powwowhawaii.com

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