You’ve more than likely seen this artist’s work. His painted church in DC was all over the interwebs last year. But artist Alex Brewer aka Hense, does more than just create amazing ecclesiastical transformations. Brewer takes elements of the style he honed as a graffiti artist and applies it to canvas and paper, resulting in abstractions that are sophisticated with a bit of swag.
Brewer takes those quick gestures and gritty scribbles from his street art background and translates them into layered, slightly rowdy compositions. Full of riotous color and the spontaneity of street painting, these pieces seem like screen captures of fleeting moments in paint.
The layers of paint interlace with each other, so that we aren’t sure where one layer begins and the next one ends, like one artist’s graffiti slightly covered by the next to come along.
Want to see more work by Alex Brewer? Check out his website.
All images are via the artist’s website.