Local Atlanta Street Art: HENSE

April 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

Photo Courtesy of HENSE webpage

Any of you who live in the Atlanta area are sure to have seen the work of local street artist HENSE in and around town. The first time I noticed it was a few years back driving down North Ave.- on a bridge overpass, his name was plastered a few times. I kept trying to figure out what it meant- Hen-se? Was part of the word MISSING?? I’ve since, of course, learned more about him- born and raised in Atlanta, he’s been beautifying the urban landscape here for almost two decades. Street art isn’t his only medium- he also employs drawing techniques, silkscreen, and more traditional paintings, however, it is the graffiti that draws me in.

His most recent exterior work can be seen under the Marta and CSX rails on Arizona Ave.- a commissioned mural entitled “Float”.

(Photos Courtesy of Juxtapoz)

Some of his other most famous work include the following:

Atlanta Beltline, 2010 (Images Copyright Hense)

Fruition, Commissioned for the Atlanta Beltline (Images Copyright Hense)

House in Southwest Atlanta (Images Copyright Hense)

There are so many ugly areas in our city, in ANY city- it always makes me smile to see someone trying to add some beauty. Down the street from me, there are random yarnbombs wrapped around some trees- and until recently, the King of Pops mural graced the wall of the laundromat down the street in a beautiful way (still devastated it’s gone!) Hopefully next time you’re driving around in town, you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy some of these works as well.


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