Madison Theater Building

​I just returned from Detroit, Michigan working on a big commissioned public project with Library Street Collective Gallery. My assistant and I painted a 100x100 foot wall in the heart of downtown Detroit on the side of Bedrock Real Estates Madison Theater Building. It’s over 6 stories tall. The project took almost 3 weeks of working and over 100 gallons of paint.

Special thanks to Library Street Collective and Bedrock for this opportunity and Peter Pone for all the help with the painting.

Photographs by Sal Rodriguez

Drawings, Paintings and Shapes

​Upcoming Solo Exhibition

HENSE: Drawings, Paintings and Shapes

Reynolds Gallery

July 10th -August 29th 2014

Richmond, Virginia

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 10th 7-9pm

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Drawings, Paintings and Shapes, an
exhibition by Alex Brewer aka HENSE. The show will open with a reception on Thursday, July
10 and will continue through August 29, 2014. This is HENSE’s first solo exhibition at Reynolds

Alex Brewer aka HENSE is perhaps best known for his large-scale public mural paintings. He
began his career humbly – as a graffiti artist painting the streets of Atlanta in the 1990s.
Overtime, he gained notoriety under his street name HENSE. He immersed himself in street art
culture, which combined with his formal art education and experience assisting professional
artists led him to develop his own style. He uses highly saturated color, juxtaposes linear,
geometric, and gestural marks to create works that are as beautiful as they are dynamic, and as
challenging as they are enjoyable.

HENSE pushes color theory and abstraction to its maximum through painting, spraying, and
drawing multiple layers of expressionist marks in his murals, paintings, and works on paper. He
employs many of the tools of graffiti artists including sprayers, rollers, and house paints. Yet, he
pushes these common tools out of their everyday uses to create sophisticated works of art both
public and personal. For his exhibition at Reynolds Gallery, HENSE will paint an interior mural
as well as display a group of unique paintings on paper and larger-scale works on canvas.

HENSE: Connective Surfaces | Architecture as Canvas

Interview and cover feature in SEGD Experimental Graphics Magazine

eg is the award-winning magazine of the experiential graphic design community. Published quarterly in print and in a digital edition, eg has garnered numerous awards for editorial and design excellence, including the coveted FOLIO Gold Award for its 2012 redesign. Originally published as segdDESIGN, it is the only magazine devoted to visual communication in the built environment.

In the pages of eg magazine, you’ll find feature stories on the best EGD projects in the world, as well as spotlights on the people, trends, products, and technologies shaping experiential graphic design.

HENSE the Name

Atlanta artist Alex Brewer combines fine art, graffiti, and a graphic sensibility in his city-scaled murals. He’ll be a featured speaker at the 2014 SEGD Conference June 5-7!

HENSE, aka Alex Brewer, made his name as a graffiti artist and now works as a fine artist and urban muralist, combining the technique and vocabulary of graffiti with the formal technique of abstract painting. He has been commissioned to paint on buildings, highway supports, and reclaimed spaces in cities around the world. He lives and works in Atlanta and will be a featured speaker at the 2014 SEGD Conference: Convergence in Atlanta June 5-7.

HENSE took a few minutes recently to speak with eg magazine.

Read the interview here

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