February 2013

HENSE

MORBO

The largest mural in Lima, Peru
2013

"This project was challenging because of the scale. Every shape and mark that we made on the wall had to be massive to be seen from a great distance. I also wanted to leave smaller, details that would be seen by viewers close to the work." - HENSE

"Most of my painting crew were local to Lima and spoke little to no English and I speak very little Spanish so it was challenging to communicate with them in the beginning of the project. After a month of working everyday with them we managed to be able to understand each other. I´m very grateful for that experience and I learned a lot from them and hope that they were inspired in some way by assisting in the process of the artwork." - HENSE

This may be the tallest work to date in Lima, measuring 137 feet tall and 170 feet wide.

"We used over 200 gallons of exterior latex paint and a small amount of aerosol on this work. Most of the tools we used were rollers of various sizes, a paint sprayer, brushes, and homemade tools."  - HENSE

"We used strings and ropes to create circles and lines that needed to be accurate. However, most gestures and shapes were created freehand." - HENSE

"We used strings and ropes to create circles and lines that needed to be accurate. However, most gestures and shapes were created freehand." - HENSE

"I always push to keep a loose, painterly feel at a large scale. All my work is purely abstract and non representational." - HENSE

The project was organized by Morbo Gallery and funded by the ISIL Institute in Miraflores, Lima.

The artist worked with a head assistant and a crew of 10 professional painters over the course of a month to complete the work.

"These works are inspired by the architecture and context of the structure. In this case I wanted to use very bright colors that would pop against the sky and next to other near by architecture in Lima." - HENSE

"These works are inspired by the architecture and context of the structure. In this case I wanted to use very bright colors that would pop against the sky and next to other near by architecture in Lima." - HENSE

"This piece has many layers in it. some of which we covered completely. It’s important to me that the work has a very layered and built up look. I’m never afraid to destroy the image at any given time if it means I have to in order to achieve progression in the work." - HENSE

"I’m always wanting to challenge myself and the viewer in regards to painting and what that can be." - HENSE

Credits: Story

Artist — HENSE
Powered by  — MORBO
Financed by  — ISIL
Film by  — ZEID & NAVSEA films
Executive Producer  — Luar Zeid
Curator — Jules Bay
Artist Assistant — Taylor Means
Photographer — Christian Rinke
Cinematographer — Os Villavicencio
Cinematographer — Elard Robles
Editor & Postproducer — Gino Moreno

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