Today (5th Feb) at 4pm we're releasing the first ever edition by New York artist Hellbent.
In 2005 he adopted the name Hellbent from Richard Hell, the influential instigator of punk in the 1970s and began spreading his name on the street. Hellbent began experimenting with various media—wheat paste, rollers, cans, and stickers—but soon settled on making hand carved plaques that he would screw or glue around town, satisfying a desire to incorporate a folk element into recognizable urban art. Hellbent began carving predatory animals and jawbones on wood and using floral stencils to soften the force of attacking creatures. In his recent work these floral backgrounds have eclipsed the central animal and jawbone figures and become elaborate abstract fields of color and movement. He has dubbed this series of work “Mix Tape” as his initial sketches for later paintings were made from the tape he used to mask off sections.
The title of this 'Mixtape' is 'Mellow Doubt (Teenage Fanclub)'.
This is a hand painted multiple on paper, in an edition of only 10.
19 x 24 inches. £250.