Street Knowledge, 320 pages, Hardcover Harper Collins
An encyclopedia of street culture for those who love Banksy or Irvine Welsh and want to know about the cutting-edge artists, past and present, who have shaped urban cool. This eye-catching insider's guide includes the avant-garde graffiti artist, designers, writers and poets who have influenced urban culture. From the ground-breaking New York artists of the 1980s to the unique work of modern-day Iranians - this book shows how street culture has penetrated every aspect of modern life. Street Knowledge includes work and exclusive interviews from some of the world's most famous artists, such as Banksy, David LaChapelle, Kelsey Brookes, Hush, The KLF, Shawn Stussy, Irvine Welsh, Vincent Skoglund and Benjamin Zephaniah, as well as lesser-known and up-coming talents.
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.
Hush Solo Show, Presented by White Walls San Franciscoat ANGEL ORENSANZ FOUNDATION, FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, New York City, 19th Nov 2010
Group Show, Fresh Cream, Opus Art, London Oct 2010
Group Show, Seth Carmichael, LA, Moniker International Art Fair, London, 14th October
Curated Show, The Portsmouth Museum of Art (USA) and LeBasse Projects (LA) present SugiPOP!, 13th October , 2010
International Street Art Group Show, Sept 2010 Metro Gallery, Melbourne, Austrailia
Hush Solo Show, White walls/Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, May 1st 2010
Hush Solo Show,London, November 2009
'Miami Basel - Scope' - USA Dec 2009
‘ArtLounge' – London ‘summer show’ July 2009
'Art Basel - Scope' - Switzerland June 2009
'Hush Solo Show' - Upper Playground (Fifty 24 SF) San Francisco, CA april 2009
'Hymn to Beauty- Solo Show' - Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art, West Hollywood, CA March 2009
Dreweatts Auction House 2009
'VI' - Art Lounge, Redchurch St. , Shoreditch, London 2008
'Desensitized - Solo Show' - Opus Art, Newcastle, UK 2008
Bonhams Auction House 2009
'Kounter Kulture' - Opus Art, Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, London 2008
'You've been wasting your time' - Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art, West Hollywood, CA 2008
'Corked' - Urban Angel, Cork St. Gallery, Mayfair, London 2008
'Disgraced - Solo Show' - Opus Underground, Brick Lane Gallery, London 2008
'Inside Outside' - Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art, West Hollywood, CA 2007
'Maze Amaze' - Belgium 2008
'The End is Nigh' - Opus Underground, Newcastle 2007
'Artichoke' - Covent Garden, London 2007
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