Day 253- Hense (Alex Brewer)- Colorful Murals

It’s Day 253!  I had a really fun time painting today’s piece.  I love today’s artist and please take note to how large his pieces are!  It’s my dream to do murals and he does entire buildings as well.  Please join me in honoring Hense (Alex Brewer) today.

Hense

Hense

Hense

Hense

Internationally recognized contemporary public artist and award-winning painter Alex Brewer, known as HENSE, has been creating colorful works of art combining techniques of street art and abstract painting for nearly two decades.

Brewer’s artworks incorporate line, shape, and gesture to creative abstract compositions that are invigorated by the quick pace and commentary of street culture. His works in the realm of public arts, grants, commissions, and cross-media connections have landed him local, national, and international public art projects and commissions. Brewer has received numerous notable commissions from the cities of Atlanta and Arizona, and from local big names like Alton Brown and Fay Gold.

His largest commissioned work was for The ISIL Institute in Lima, Peru amassing

Colorful Church- Hense

Colorful Church- Hense

an impressive size of 137 feet tall and 170 feet wide. One of Brewer’s highest honors was a commission by The High Museum of Art in Atlanta to produce a site-specific installation as part of the museum’s summer exhibition Drawing Inside the Perimeter.

Hense

Hense

With nearly two decades of experience, Brewer has been creating artwork since a young age. Growing up in an artistic household allowed him to draw inspiration from various elements of his childhood. Starting in the early ‘90s, Brewer discovered his love for creating art in the public space through graffiti. He quickly became consumed with the graffiti culture and gained notoriety for his work under the name HENSE. A mix of formal education, immersion in street art culture, and experience in professional studios have lead Brewer to establish his whimsical abstract-inspired style.

 Brewer has always been inspired by creative expression in the public realm and

Hense Mural

Hense Mural

feels it plays an important role in the community. His artwork combines a street culture point-of-view with abstract compositions often consisting of vibrant colors, playful lines and a wide variety of shapes. His work focuses on the relationships of shapes, forms and colors and how those elements interact with one another.

Hense Painting

Hense Painting

Many of his tools remain consistent with those used by graffiti artists, such as rollers, spray paints and house paints. Brewer pushes himself to explore new concepts during the course of creating artwork. The freedom to re-paint and add layers during the progress of a project leaves room for experimentation and discovery. Brewer continues to explore new avenues of his artwork and looks forward to wherever his next projects will take him.

Biography is from Hense’s website.  It’s very cool and you should visit it!
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I hope you enjoy my tribute to Hense!  Love his work and it was a joy to paint.  Now to do it HUGE on a wall… 🙂  See you tomorrow on Day 254!
Best,
Linda
Colors Make Me Happy- Tribute to Hense Linda Cleary 2014 Acrylic on Canvas

Colors Make Me Happy- Tribute to Hense
Linda Cleary 2014
Acrylic on Canvas

Side-View Colors Make Me Happy- Tribute to Hense Linda Cleary 2014 Acrylic on Canvas

Side-View
Colors Make Me Happy- Tribute to Hense
Linda Cleary 2014
Acrylic on Canvas

Close-Up 1 Colors Make Me Happy- Tribute to Hense Linda Cleary 2014 Acrylic on Canvas

Close-Up 1
Colors Make Me Happy- Tribute to Hense
Linda Cleary 2014
Acrylic on Canvas

Close-Up 2 Colors Make Me Happy- Tribute to Hense Linda Cleary 2014 Acrylic on Canvas

Close-Up 2
Colors Make Me Happy- Tribute to Hense
Linda Cleary 2014
Acrylic on Canvas

Close-Up 3 Colors Make Me Happy- Tribute to Hense Linda Cleary 2014 Acrylic on Canvas

Close-Up 3
Colors Make Me Happy- Tribute to Hense
Linda Cleary 2014
Acrylic on Canvas

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