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Alex Brewer aka HENSE
updated: 08/08/2012
website: www.hensethename.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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Impression
Glider No.1
White Sand
Line Structure
Oyster
BeltLine Mural No.1
Scrap
Study No.2
Continued Days
Train
Study No.1
Overtown
Untitled
Starched
Fruition
 
Portfolio Keywords:  memory, abstract, urban, pattern, repetition, geometric, organic, process, obsessive, public
 
 
Impression  by Alex Brewer aka HENSE
Impression
Silkscreen, graphite and arcylic on canvas
2010
48" x  60"  x 2" 
Glider No.1 by Alex Brewer aka HENSE
Glider No.1
Pen and Ink on paper
2009
30" x  22" 
White Sand by Alex Brewer aka HENSE
White Sand
Mixed media on canvas
2010
48" x  48"  x 2" 
Line Structure by Alex Brewer aka HENSE
Line Structure
Pen and Ink on paper
2009
30" x  22" 
Oyster  by Alex Brewer aka HENSE
Oyster
Latex paint and aerosol on the remains of an oyster factory
2010
Dimensions variable
BeltLine Mural No.1 by Alex Brewer aka HENSE
BeltLine Mural No.1
Latex paint and aerosol on historic structure
2010
Dimensions variable
Scrap by Alex Brewer aka HENSE
Scrap
Silkscreen, graphite and arcylic on canvas
2011
48" x  48"  x 2" 
Study No.2 by Alex Brewer aka HENSE
Study No.2
Pen, Ink and correction tape on paper
2009
20" x  14" 
Continued Days by Alex Brewer aka HENSE
Continued Days
Silkscreen, graphite and arcylic on wood
2010
48" x  48"  x 2" 
Train by Alex Brewer aka HENSE
Train
Mixed media on canvas
2009
48" x  48"  x 2" 
Study No.1 by Alex Brewer aka HENSE
Study No.1
Pen, Ink and correction tape on paper
2009
20 " x  14 " 
Overtown by Alex Brewer aka HENSE
Overtown
Latex paint and aerosol on historic structure
2010
Dimensions variable
Untitled by Alex Brewer aka HENSE
Untitled
Silkscreen, graphite and arcylic on wood
2010
48" x  48"  x 2" 
Starched by Alex Brewer aka HENSE
Starched
Ink, silkscreen and graphite on canvas
2011
48" x  48"  x 2" 
Fruition  by Alex Brewer aka HENSE
Fruition
Latex paint and aerosol on historic structure
2011
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement


I frequently work in public space creating large, exterior mural installations. I may be most noted by my very visible works of graffiti under the moniker "HENSE." The images I create now are purely abstract works which are a constant analysis of form, surface, line, color, composition and in some cases, location. My work in public space is intended to give life and color to aged or decayed objects and walls while giving the public a new perception of the transformed structure. I put emphasis on the materials or media I use and how they are applied to the surface in a public space as well as in my paintings and drawings. I recreate textures, forms and my experiences working in public space into my work. I draw inspiration from any kind of mark making which has been man made or otherwise. I'm also very interested in textured or weathered surfaces and general urban decay. My work expresses the physical act of painting, drawing and the transformation of an object or stucture.

Artist Bio / CV

ALEX BREWER

 


SELECTED  EXHIBITIONS



2012  Museum of Design Atlanta MODA, Forthcoming.

2011  Art on the BeltLine, Exhibition of exterior public works along the BeltLine corridor, Atlanta, GA.

2011  Summer Group Show, Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.

2011  Mark Making In Black And White, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

2010  Art on the BeltLine, Exhibition of exterior public works along the BeltLine corridor, Atlanta, GA.

2008  Soft Light, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

2007  Drawing Outside The Lines, Rialto Center For The Arts, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Curated by Comer Art Advisory.

2007  Drawings, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

2006  Lights Out, Scion Dashboard Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2005  Letters First Traveling Group Exhibition, RBK Concept Store - Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA - Tokyo, Japan - Taipei, Taiwan.

2005  Environmentalists, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA.

2004  Blurry, Retromodern, Atlanta, GA.

2003  Krylon and Beyond II, YoungBlood Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

2002  Mixed Media Installation, 55DSL, Diesel Store, Union Square, New York, NY.




GRANTS AND AWARDS


2011  Project Grant (Public Murals), Atlanta BeltLine Inc, Atlanta, GA, Juried, 2011.

2011  Project Grant (Public Murals), City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA, Juried, 2011.

2010  Project Grant (Public Murals), Atlanta BeltLine Inc, Atlanta, GA, Juried, 2010

2009  Promax BDA Design Award, Art Direction and Design: Image Campaign, Cartoon Network On-Air, Atlanta, GA, 2009.




PUBLIC ART


2012  Public Murals, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA. Forthcoming.

2011  Public Mural, Atlanta BeltLine Public Art Program, Atlanta, GA.

2010  Public Murals, Atlanta BeltLine Public Art Program, Atlanta, GA.

2010  Public Murals, Art Basel, Miami, FL.

2010  Public Mural, Artist Project, Oyster, VA.

2009  Public Mural, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA.



EDUCATION

1998  Fine Arts Major, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.