Born and raised in the capital of the south, HENSE is a visual artist who has been applying paint to surfaces for almost two decades. He creates free-formed paintings using a combination of abstract lines and shapes to produce compositions. His works have been described as a fluid, linear explosion of pastels. He may be best known by his moniker that is usually located within the public realm.
He began his career by painting walls and writing graffiti in and around Atlanta Georgia in the early 90’s. By 1999 his work could be seen almost everywhere throughout the city, achieving what is known as an “all city status.” He has traveled and painted in eleven cities in the United States and also produced exterior works abroad in Spain, France, Japan, Taiwan and Mexico. He has continued to move forward with his work on the urban landscape while also adopting new techniques and translating them to more permanent surfaces. He began applying what he had learned through working in the street to mediums of painting, printmaking, and public art installations. This work has been featured in numerous publications such as Juxtapoz Magazine, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Mass Appeal Magazine. His work has also been exhibited in galleries locally and internationally in Tokyo, Taipei and Barcelona. Most recently, he has been commissioned to create public murals for The Atlanta BeltLine; which is among the largest urban redevelopment projects currently underway in the United States.
HENSE currently lives and works in Atlanta GA.