Hush is stimulated, influenced and driven by his cross-cultural experiences. Having trained as a graphic designer and illustrator at Newcastle School of Art and Design, his street work has since taken him across Asia, the US and Europe, whilst simultaneously developing his career as a contemporary artist.
Fascinated by Asian graphic novels and inspired by the likes of Mimmo Rotella, Roy Lichenstein and Sir Peter Blake, Hush has a unique style that has led to worldwide acclaim. He was recently recognised in the Uk newspaper The Independent’s list of ‘Top 20 Up and Coming Artists’.
The artist’s style of effortlessly fusing traditional Eastern art with Western traditions of action painting and graffiti have garnered Hush a growing international fan base. Described as a “sensory assault“, Hush’s work is a visual treat, a layering of complex textures and colours in a fusion of anime, pop-graphics and graffiti.
Patterns ranging from geometric repetition to florals reminiscent of delicately decorated vases, form not only the background but often take on a new figurative dimension, forming graceful kimonos, hairstyles, headpieces and characters. Multiple layers of tagging and graffiti transition from the street to the studio and back again forming a deeper, richer exploration of colour, shape, form and ultimately, culture.