Moving between predetermined and spontaneous approaches, the artist may either begin with an initial concept or start out with no preconceived idea, seeking the right compositional arrangement and balance for the final image. For this work, he references paintings created in the studio. The forms and colors have been scaled down while leaving the overall picture plane at a large scale.
Alex Brewer, also known as HENSE, is an American contemporary artist, best known for his dynamic, vivid and colorful abstract paintings and monumental wall pieces. He utilizes unique color and composition in his installations to evoke a bold presence in the varied spaces they inhabit. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Brewer began his career painting and writing on the walls around the city at a young age. He discovered his love for creating art in public spaces through graffiti in the 1990’s. He produces numerous public works worldwide through a combination of techniques learned through graffiti writing and the formal language of abstract painting. Brewer has exhibited in the High Museum of Art and is part of their permanent collection; and Alabama’s Wiregrass Museum of Art, presenting works both inside and outside the museum walls. Brewer’s commissioned works continues to spread globally, including captivating site-specific pieces for Taiwan’s ‘Very Fun Park’ via the Fubon Art Foundation; a set of grain silos in Northam, Western Australia curated by FORM; the ISIL Institute in Peru; and the Frank Gehry-designed Facebook Inc. Global Headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
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