Metro Gallery

Find Us

Blog

button-close 1214 High Street, Armadale Vic 3143
10am-5.30pm Tues- Fri   |   11am-5pm Weekends
Phone: 03 9500 8511   |   email: info@metrogallery.com.au

Hush

‹ back to artists
  • Crest I
    100 x 100

    Crest I, Acrylic paint, screen print, spray paint, ink on Belgium linen, Gallery box wrap, 100 x 100
    Enquire
    Close

  • Crest II
    100 x 100 cm

    Sold
    Crest II, Acrylic paint, screen print, spray paint, ink on Belgium linen, Gallery box wrap, 100 x 100 cm Sold
    Enquire
    Close

  • Out of Blue
    130 x 110cm

    Sold
    Out of Blue, Acrylic paint, screen print, spray paint, ink on Belgium linen, Gallery box wrap, 130 x 110cm Sold
    Enquire
    Close

  • Duellum
    143 x 105cm

    Duellum, Acrylic paint, screen print, spray paint, ink on Belgium linen, Gallery box wrap, 143 x 105cm
    Enquire
    Close

  • Sovereign I
    150 x 100 cm

    Sovereign I, Acrylic paint, screen print, spray paint, ink on Belgium linen, Gallery box wrap, 150 x 100 cm
    Enquire
    Close

  • Sovereign II
    150 x 100 cm

    Sovereign II, Acrylic paint, screen print, spray paint, ink on Belgium linen, Gallery box wrap, 150 x 100 cm
    Enquire
    Close

  • Together
    150 x 150cm

    Together, Acrylic paint, screen print, spray paint, ink on Belgium linen, Gallery box wrap, 150 x 150cm
    Enquire
    Close

  • 'Out of Grey'
    120 x 100cm

    'Out of Grey', Acrylic paint, screenprint, spray paint and ink on Belgium Linen, 120 x 100cm
    Enquire
    Close

  • Seduisante - drawing 1
    80 x 60

    Seduisante - drawing 1, Acrylic paint, pencil, graphite, spray paint on 600gsm drawing board, 80 x 60
    Enquire
    Close

  • 'Flair'
    140 x 110cm

    'Flair', Acrylic paint, screen print, spray paint and ink on Belgium Linen, 140 x 110cm
    Enquire
    Close

  • 'Muse Deux'
    150 x 110cm

    'Muse Deux', Acrylic paint, screen print, spray paint and ink on Belgium Linen, 150 x 110cm
    Enquire
    Close

  • Duellum - drawing 2
    78 x 55cm

    Sold
    Duellum - drawing 2, Acrylic paint, pencil, graphite, spray paint on 600gsm drawing board, 78 x 55cm Sold
    Enquire
    Close

  • 'Muses'
    150 x 150cm

    'Muses', Acrylic paint, screen print, spray paint and ink on Belgium Linen, 150 x 150cm
    Enquire
    Close

  • Veil drawing 3
    42 x 32cm

    Sold
    Veil drawing 3, Acrylic paint, pencil, graphite, spray paint on 600gsm drawing board, 42 x 32cm Sold
    Enquire
    Close

  • Noname drawing 4
    28 x 28cm

    Sold
    Noname drawing 4, Acrylic paint, pencil, graphite, spray paint on 600gsm drawing board, 28 x 28cm Sold
    Enquire
    Close

  • 'Lay Dreaming'
    210 x 130cm

    'Lay Dreaming', Acrylic paint, screen print, spray paint and ink on Belgium Linen, 210 x 130cm
    Enquire
    Close

  • 'Diamonds - Drawing 5'
    80 x 58cm

    'Diamonds - Drawing 5', Acrylic paint, pencil, graphite, spray paint on 600gsm drawing board, 80 x 58cm
    Enquire
    Close

  • 'Lay Down - Drawing 6'
    100 x 76cm

    'Lay Down - Drawing 6', Acrylic paint, pencil, graphite, spray paint on 600gsm drawing board, screen pri, 100 x 76cm
    Enquire
    Close

  • 'Sediusante' Number 1/2 Printers Proof (Hand finished edition)
    100 x 70cm

    'Sediusante' Number 1/2 Printers Proof (Hand finished edition), Acrylic paint, spray paint, 5 layer screen print with UV gloss varnish on Somers, 100 x 70cm
    Enquire
    Close

  • 'Nubian Princess' Number 140/200
    74 x 52cm

    'Nubian Princess' Number 140/200, 14 colour screen print with UV gloss varnish on 300gsm Somerset Satin paper, 74 x 52cm
    Enquire
    Close

  • 'Rouge II', (edition of 250)
    71 x 51 cm
    $500.00

    'Rouge II', (edition of 250), 16 Colour Screen print on 300gsm Somerset White Satin with 1 varnish, 71 x 51 cm, $500.00
    Enquire
    Close

Formally trained for five years at the Newcastle school of art and design, HUSH took to painting after years spent working as an art director in the Far East. His work translates directly from street to gallery; recent sold-out shows include Fatales at Lazarides, London, Unseen at Corey Helford, Los Angeles and Sirens at Metro, Melbourne. His collaborations include a range with Burton snowboards and he was featured in The Independent newspaper’s 2008 list of “Twenty Up and Coming Artists.” Born in 1976, he resides and works from his home town of Newcastle upon Tyne, northern England.

Hush’s unique style, recognisable through its focus on the female form set within backgrounds filled with an expressionist’s freedom of layering and colour. The serene balance of traditional painting is combined with a messier passion, influenced by Western traditions of action painting and graffiti, culminating in a harmony that feels surprisingly natural.

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 colour. With an in-depth technique that includes painting, screen printing and spray-painting, 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 fabrics. 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 colourful composition itself.

HUSH has been featured in several publications including Street Knowledge (Harper Collins) and The Street Art Stencil Book (Laurence King Publishing), Huck magazine, Complex Magazine, Art Monthly and London’s newspaper, The Independent (where he was recognised in their list of the “Top 20 Up and Coming Artists”). In 2010 Hush will release a series of snowboards with Burton and a series of commissions with Mitsibushi Securities Bank in London as well as exhibit with the Portsmouth Museum of Art (NH). He has exhibited internationally with White Walls, (San Francisco) Opus Art (London) and New Image Art Gallery (Los Angeles) and nationally with SCOPE Art Fair (New York, Miami and Switzerland), Upperplayground (San Francisco) and Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles). In 2011, Hush launched the installation program and exhibition space, onethirty3, in Newcastle, UK. In 2013 he will be showing at May 2013 – Solo Show – Corey Helford Gallery, LA, USA & Nov 2013 – Installation / Solo Show – The Outsiders, London, UK

http://www.studio-hush.com

Hush (UK)

b. 1976: Newcastle, England

Graduated Design & Illustration, Newcastle School of Art & Design

Recent: Select Solo Exhibitions:

Metro Gallery – Solo Show, Melbourne, Australia, May 2015

Miami Basel (Wynwood Walls), Library Street Collective, Group Show, Dec 2014

Lazarides Gallery – Solo Show, London, Oct 2013

Miami Basel (LIV), LIV Installation, Miami 2013

TAO Installation NYC Sept 2013

May 2013 – Solo Show – Corey Helford Gallery, LA, USA

Miami Basel (Scope), Corey Helford Gallery LA, Group Show 2012

‘Sirens’- Solo Show’ –

Metro Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

May 2012

‘An Installation by HUSH’ –

White Walls SF in 941 Geary, San Francisco, USA

Jan 2012

‘Twin – Solo Show’ –

New Image Art Gallery, West Hollywood, CA, USA

May 2011

‘Found – Solo Show’ –

White Walls hosts in NYC, USA

Nov 2010

HUSH – Solo Show’

White Walls SF in the Shootiing Gallery.San Francisco, CA, USA

‘Innocence – Solo Show’ –

Art Lounge, Redchurch St., Shoreditch, London, UK.

Nov 2009

‘Hush Solo ‘Print’ Show’ –

Upper Playground (Fifty 24 SF), San Francisco, CA, USA

April 2009

‘Hymn to Beauty – Solo Show’ –

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art, West Hollywood, CA, USA.

March 2009

‘Desensitized – Solo Show’ –

Opus Art, Newcastle, UK.

2008

‘Disgraced – Solo Show’ –

Opus Art, Brick Lane, London, UK.

2007

Recent: Group Shows / Art Fairs Exhibitions:

NuArt Festival Norway , Stavanger 2013

‘Scope’- Miami – Corey Helford Gallery, LA, Dec 2013

‘Moniker Art Fair, London 2013

‘Scope’- Miami – Corey Helford Gallery, LA, Dec 2012

‘Motion – Group Show’, Corey Helford Gallery, LA, USA – June 2012

‘Scope’- Miami – Corey Helford Gallery, LA, Dec 2011

‘Scope’- Basel Switerland – Opus Art UK, June 2011

‘‘Group Show’, White Walls SF – UK May 2011

‘Scope’- NYC, White Walls SF – UK March 2011

‘In the Nursery – Group Show’, Corey Helford Gallery, LA, USA – Feb 2011

‘Sugipop’ Portsmouth Museum of Art (NH). – USA Oct 2010

‘‘Group Show’, Le Basse, LA – Oct. 2010

‘Scope – London – Opus Art UK, Oct 2010

‘Scope- New York’ – USA, Opus Art UK. March 2010

‘Scope – Miami’ – Opus Art UK, Dec 2009

Dreweatts Auction House 2009

Bonhams Auction House 2009

‘Kounter Kulture – Group Show’ – Opus Art, Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, London 2008

‘Kounter Kulture – Group Show’ – Opus Art, Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, London 2007

Curating – One Thirty 3 – Artist Installation Space, UK:

Hush also founded and curates ‘One Thirty 3’ artists installation space with his wife Rachael. The 3500 sqft warehouse hosts installation from the best contemporary wall based painters working today. In 2011/12 the roster includes:

EINE (UK / SF)

Herakut (Germany)

Paul Insect (UK)

Gaia (NYC)

Sickboy (UK)

Titifreak (Brazil)

Eelus (UK)

Select Bibliography:

Laminate Magazine 2013

‘The AGE’ Melbourne, Australia

The Times

The Indepentent – Top 20 up & coming artists

BBC UK – ‘HUSH 4 Minute Film’

Blek le Rat interviews Hush, Juxapox

Delayed Gratification

The Street Art Stencil Book’ Laurence King Publishing 2010

Marc Echo NYC – Complex ‘style Summer Issue 2009

Grab Magazine ‘Italy’

‘Postcard Book’ Laurence King Publishing

‘Hush – Urban Travellers Sketchbook’ King Adz/Thames Hudson (May 2009)

‘Modart Magaizine’ Modart

Untitled: Street Art in the Counter Culture

‘Art Monthly’

The Times

The Indepentent – Top 20 up & coming artists

’100 proof’ King Adz

The Chronicle

The Journal

Square Meal

Dreweatts Catalogue

Very Nearly Almost

Bonhams Catalogue

Who’s Jack

Huck Magazine

Mark Echos Complex NYC

Street Art Journal

FT

Artslant.com

Curatedmag.com

Private Collections:

Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International plc

Hoults Holdings UK

Portsmouth Museum, USA