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  • 'Rouge II', (edition of 250)
    71 x 51 cm
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    'Rouge II', (edition of 250), 16 Colour Screen print on 300gsm Somerset White Satin with 1 varnish, 71 x 51 cm, $500.00
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  • Siren in Motion
    55 x 55 cm

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  • Unseen I & II
    29 x 22 cm

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    Unseen I & II, Limited edition 24 colour screenprint on 300gsm handmade cotton paper , 29 x 22 cm Sold
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  • Walking Through
    150 x 100 cm

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  • Untitled
    150 x 100 cm

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  • Lost Soul
    150 x 100 cm

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    Lost Soul, Belgium linen, box mounted, acrylic paint, spray paint and screen inks, 150 x 100 cm Sold
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  • Serene Motion I
    100 x 70 cm

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    Serene Motion I , Belgium linen, box mounted, acrylic paint, spray paint and screen inks, 100 x 70 cm Sold
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    100 x 70 cm

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  • Serene Motion III
    100 x 100 cm

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  • Moments in Soul
    150 x 50 cm

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    Moments in Soul, Belgium linen, box mounted, acrylic paint, spray paint and screen inks, 150 x 50 cm Sold
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  • Seductress
    170 x 120 cm

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    Seductress, Belgium linen, box mounted, acrylic paint, spray paint and screen inks, 170 x 120 cm Sold
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  • Sirens I
    150 x 150 cm

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    Sirens I, Belgium linen, box mounted, acrylic paint, spray paint and screen inks, 150 x 150 cm Sold
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  • Sirens II
    150 x 150 cm

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  • Touch I
    150 x 100 cm

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    Touch I , Belgium linen, box mounted, acrylic paint, spray paint and screen inks, 150 x 100 cm Sold
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  • Touch II
    150 x 100 cm

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  • Entity
    150 x 100cm

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  • Serene Motion IV
    100 x 100cm

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  • After Study 1
    42 x 31cm

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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