Fucking Awesome: The Urban Art of Hush

As a huge fan of urban art, I have to take a moment to pimp Hush Studios, an artist whose work I first saw featured on an awesome urban art blog: The Wooster Collective.

From the Hush Blogspot profile:

“Hush’s work has been described as a sensory assault of shape, color, and character. Inspired by the portrayal of the female form in art, the artist builds up and tears down layers of paint and images as he works, “letting the canvas and marks take their own path.” The result is an enigmatic synthesis of anime, pop-infused imagery and graffiti that exposes the conflict between power and decay, innocence and sexuality, and the fusion of Eastern and Western culture. Hush continues to evolve his style with this latest batch of pieces, which merges his early anime and pop-art influenced graffiti technique with an exploration of Romanesque iconographic imagery. The new works are bigger, deeper and richer than anything he has produced to date. About the Artist: Hush is stimulated, influenced and driven by his cross cultural experiences. Having originally trained as a graphic designer and illustrator at Newcastle School of Art and Design, his work has taken him across Asia and Europe, whilst simultaneously developing his prominence as a contemporary artist. Hush now resides in the UK painting in his studio daily.”

One of the things I’m digging about this style is the careful attention to chaotic detail, as well as the fusion of classical styling mixed with the uber-modern Japanese anime style. I’m not a fan of anime art in general, but juxtaposed with so many different genres, Hush’s art takes on a life of it’s own. My only complaint about awesome street art? I can’t buy prints.


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~ by K. Ritcheson on April 6, 2010.

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