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PUBLIC Campus 2016 @ Curtin

Hense’s large, free-form murals use a combination of abstract lines, shapes and organic forms. He has created site-specific murals for Apple Inc. in Miami and Facebook Global Headquarters in a building designed by Frank Gehry at Menlo Park, California.

Last year, for PUBLIC 2015, Hense painted a work across four 38m high grain silos in Northam. Having never worked on a ceiling before, he prepared a few preliminary concepts for the piece.

Artwork Location: Building 408 (#1)
HENSE
USA

Photographer Bewley Shaylor
Courtesy of FORM

With my work, I’m usually responding to the architecture and environment of the building. In this case the space was very open and vast so I had to make the shapes and forms really large. Usually I’m working on a vertical surface and with a ceiling you have to look up to see the work which was a very different process for me. We created both huge forms and smaller patterns and lines to give the work intimacy as well as scale.

Hense

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