A Mural of Brightly Colored Shapes and Clusters of Spots Gives a Striking Update to a School Courtyard in Sicily
Alex Brewer, also known as HENSE, ia an American contemporary artist, best know for his dynamic, vivid and colorful abstarct paintings and monumental wall pieces. He utilizes unique color and compostion in his installations to evoke a bold presence in the varied spaces they inhabit. Brewer, a native of Atlanta, Georgia 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.
Most recently Brewer created an acrylic paint mural on the asphalt courtyard of the Liceo Scientifico E. Fermi high school in Ragusa, Sicily. For the piece, titled ” Ragusa Sun” Brewer wanted to add an element of inspiration and curiosity for the students at the school. ” We used colors that contrasted starkly with the existing architecture and we were very conscience of the space and scale we worked in,” he tells. ” the forms, lined and colors are intended to be purely com-positional, but I enjoy the idea of viewers having different interpretations of the work.”
Brewer’s show INTERPLAY is on view through January 26, 2019, at Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. You can follow his indoor and outdoor creations on the artist’s website and instagram.