HUSH

UK based artist Hush draws influence from graphic novels, animation and the evanescent quality of street art. Hush's mix of crazy anime inspired characters and pop-infused imagery creates a fascinating commentary on urban culture and has been described as Urban Abstract Pop. Hush originally trained as a graphic designer and illustrator at Newcastle School of Art and Design for 5 years.

Hush has worked throughout Asia, Europe and the USA. His central focus is the female form, in particular iconic and Pop Art renditions, from the geisha to anime manga. Exploring figurative elements, he confronts and examines "the power, innocence, beauty and cunning of feminine sexuality". Hush's technique combines various street art approaches with traditional art practices. Absorbing influences from his extensive travels, he has found a striking connection with the mark making, tagging and graffiti he has encountered. His canvases mimic city walls once adorned with layers of wheat pasted images, tags and painting.

Hush art has featured is numerous publications including "Street Knowledge" (Harper Collins), "The Street Art Stencil Book" (Laurence King Publishing), Art Monthly, and Huck Magazine. He has exhibited internationally at galleries and fairs such as White Walls Gallery (San Francisco), New Image Art Gallery (LA) and the SCOPE Art Fair (New York, Miami and Switzerland).