Prolific artist HUSH is opening a body of new work at 941 Geary in San Francisco tonight (Saturday, January 21), featuring the artist's layered, textured pieces of geisha-like women, fusing both Eastern characteristics with western graffiti and street art.
As 941 notes:
The artist’s mark-making bears the distinct aesthetic of tagging, bringing the rough texture of street art into each piece. Swift gestural marks underlie splashes of paint, looping through lines and over bright combinations of color. With an in-depth technique that includes painting, screen printing, spray-painting and collage, Hush creates work that instantly draws the eye in and holds the viewer’s focus. Patterns ranging from geometric repetition to florals that conjure up images of royal tapestries and delicately decorated vases are not solely confined to the background but often take shape, forming graceful kimonos, hairstyles or headpieces. In some works these shapes appear solidly, while in others the central figures are only lightly delineated from the waves of pattern, body and background blending, as if they are sinking into the colorful composition
New Works by HUSH
Opens January 21, 2012
San Francisco, California