The Birds are huge fans of art and murals in particular, which is why we are major fans of HENSE. If you've walked the BeltLine Eastside Trail then you've definitely seen his colorful piece under Virginia Ave. before Piedmont Park. Keep reading to find out where you can see more of his pieces in person.
Alex Brewer, a.k.a HENSE, was born and raised in Atlanta, but you can see his contemporary public art all over the world. Coming up in the Atlanta graffiti scene of the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, HENSE honed his craft of combining street art with abstract painting. Now a major presence in the Atlanta art scene, his work is all around the city, including several pieces on the Atlanta Beltline. In recent years, HENSE brought his unique style to a broader audience with giant public works in Peru, Australia, Germany, and Taiwan.
His latest exhibit is much closer to home. You can see CUT: New Works on Wood on the Westside at the Sander Hudson Gallery now until July 9th, which is just around the corner from the BOFC offices at Strongbox West. In this solo gallery, HENSE draws inspiration from his previous murals and uses abstract shapes cut from metal or plywood to create whimsical collages. You can view these installations from 11AM-5PM Tuesday and Friday and from 12-5PM on Saturday.