UK based artist HUSH draws influence from graphic novels, animation and the fleeting quality of street art; his mix of anime-inspired characters and pop-infused imagery has been described as Urban Abstract Pop.
HUSH originally trained as a graphic designer and illustrator at Newcastle School of Art and Design, but his love of street art goes back to his youth, when in his formative years he made posters for rave/dance nights. Now street art continues to influence his gallery work. His central focus is the female form; he is also interested in the contrasts between old and new and the fusion of Eastern and Western culture.
HUSH’s technique combines various street art approaches with traditional art practices. His canvases mimic city walls once adorned with layers of wheat pasted images, tags and painting. As a result, his mixed-media pieces are a combination of hand-painting, screen-printing, spray-painting and collaging.