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Hush

United Kingdom

Emergent Artist

Biography

British artist Hush creates surprising works that use graffiti, collage and mixed techniques, in which he brings to life a traditional Japanese figure: the geisha. Mixing new techniques with tradition can be risky, but the artist's portraits, visible in the streets and in art galleries in Asia, Europe and the United States, transcend barriers.

Listed as one of the 'Top 20 Up and Coming Artists' of 2016 by The Independent, Hush was born in Newcastle, Great Britain. Today he lives and works in Newcastle. He studied graphic design at the Newcastle School of Art and Design for 5 years.


After his studies, he travelled and lived in Asia, first in Hong Kong and then in Japan, where he worked as a toy designer. He became fascinated by the representation of women and sexuality in Japanese culture and by Asian women that adopt Western fashion, creating a cultural mix, juxtaposing traditional fabrics and other elements with European-style objects and clothing.


His technique has been perfected over the course of his travels, he is inspired by graffiti and tagging, by the walls of cities covered with posters, by mangas and Japanese pornography. Hush perfectly masters the art of "layering", the superposition of techniques, but also that of contrasting aesthetics. He layers aerosol paints, silkscreens and inks, producing a collage effect; the black, white and silver surfaces are highlighted by bright, pop colours.


In an interview with LA Weekly about his street art pieces, Hush said that "you're adding something to the environment and the environment adds something to the piece" when working on walls. In the works he creates in his studio, he tries to reproduce this process: he works on some of his canvases for more than a year, gradually adding elements, tags, colours. His creative process, visual language and techniques create a unique artistic language.

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Hush, Retroversion 1, Print

Hush

Retroversion 1, 2017
29.1 x 21.3 x 0.4 inch
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$1,377

Hush, Faces 1 & 2 Box with original screenprint stickers, Print

Hush

Faces 1 & 2 Box with original screenprint stickers, 2019
11.8 x 8.9 inch
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$918

Our recommendations Hush, Poise, Print

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Poise, 2018
29.1 x 21.3 inch
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$2,868

Hush, Introspective, Print

Hush

Introspective, 2018
44.1 x 29.9 inch
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$6,884

Hush, Love Hate (Handfinished), Print

Hush

Love Hate (Handfinished), 2007
29.9 x 22 inch
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$1,721

Hush, Faces 1 & 2, Print

Hush

Faces 1 & 2, 2019
11.8 x 18.1 inch
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$903

Hush, Asiatic, Print

Hush

Asiatic, 2017
21.3 x 29.1 inch
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$773

Hush, Untitled from Moniker Art Show, Print

Hush

Untitled from Moniker Art Show, 2012
39.4 x 27.6 inch
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$6,884

Hush, Halo (Jade), Print

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Halo (Jade), 2016
23.6 x 23.6 inch
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$1,033

Hush, SOLACE, Print

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SOLACE, 2015
22.8 x 22.8 inch
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Our recommendations Hush, Poise, Print

Hush

Poise, 2018
29.1 x 21.3 inch
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Hush, Dirty Bomb (Handfinished), Print

Hush

Dirty Bomb (Handfinished), 2007
29.9 x 22 inch
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Hush, Duality (Artist Proof), Print

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Duality (Artist Proof), 2018
31.5 x 23.6 inch
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Hush, Halo (Blue), Print

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Halo (Blue), 2016
23.6 x 23.6 x 23.6 inch
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Hush, Duality Gold Edition of 3 (Artist Proof), Print

Hush

Duality Gold Edition of 3 (Artist Proof), 2018
31.5 x 23.6 inch
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Hush, Duality Silver Edition of 3 (Artist Proof), Print

Hush

Duality Silver Edition of 3 (Artist Proof), 2018
31.5 x 23.6 inch
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Hush, Angel Face, Painting

Hush

Angel Face, 2007
23.6 x 23.6 inch
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Poise, 2018
21.3 x 29.1 inch
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Hush, Poise, Print

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Poise, 2018
29.1 x 21.3 inch
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