HEX NON-PROJECTOR SPRAYCAN PORTRAITS. 1988 – 1994…. OPENED MANY UNEXPECTED DOORS

USING LADDERS, PLANKS & PRIMITIVE KRYLON SPRAYPAINT…

SEVERAL MONOCHROMATIC PORTRAITS WERE PAINTED IN HOLLYWOOD / LOS ANGELES AREA BACK IN A TIME WHERE FOUNDATIONS WERE STILL BEING SET FOR STREET ART MURALS AND PHOTO REALISTIC SPRAYCAN PORTRAITS WORLDWIDE.

IT WAS DONE BY GRAFFITI ARTIST HEX.

(click link below for article and photos)

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THE USE OF DOVE GREY, PEWTER GREY, AND CHARCOAL GREY WERE INCORPORATED INTO THE BLACK AND WHITE CONTRASTS YEARS BEFORE TRANSPARENT MONTANA 94 PAINT WAS INVENTED. OTHERS TRIED TO DO PORTRAITS IN SILVER FILLS BUT HAD VERY DIFFERENT RESULTS. THE L.A. PHOTOGRAPHS OF HEX MURALS WENT TO EUROPE AND BEYOND BY PHOTOGRAPHERS LIKE JIM PRIGOFF AND FRANK MALT. THEY WERE IMMEDIATELY PUBLISHED IN MULTIPLE ART MAGAZINES AND BOOKS.

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INSPIRING MANY.

TODAY….  ARTISTS HAVE LOW PRESSURE PAINT AND NOZZLES THAT, COUPLED WITH 1AM PROJECTIONS, CAN GIVE YOU AN INCREDIBLY SMOOTH AND WELL-CONFIGURED IMAGE AND SETTING FOR VARIOUS TECHNIQUES. BACK THEN, THE SIZINGS AND MEASUREMENTS WERE DONE COMPLETELY IN YOUR HEAD AND OFTEN TIMES BY MOONLIGHT PRESSURED BY PENDING TIME RESTRICTIONS.

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HEX IS AMAZED AND JOYOUS WITH HOW FAR THE SCENE HAS GONE. ARTISTS LIKE EL MAC, SMUG, BRAZILIAN, PUERTO RICAN WRITERS AND MANY OTHERS… HAVE THANKED HIM FOR THE INSPIRATION AND HIS EARLY WORKS. THEY STATE THAT THESE NON-PROJECTED FREEHAND SPRAYCAN EXPERIMENTS AND MURALS GAVE WAY TO ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES AND EVOLVED THE CULTURE TO WHAT IT IS TODAY.

 

THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT WE ALL HELP INSPIRE ONE ANOTHER… AND THAT WHAT WE CREATE IN ART CAN ALWAYS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE TO SOMEONE ELSE AND CONTINUES TO EMERGE IN VARIOUS NEW FORMS, FORMULAS AND FASHIONS.

THE KING OF GRAFFITI - LA TIMES REPORTER

(Eye On L.A. / The Reporters nationally televised interview 1990)

(213) 435 9611     HEXMURALS.COM

 

 

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