Tuesday, 8 March 2011


Husky Brown was in London this weekend and we thought we would talk about his feelings about Street Art. Husky won the 2010 Belton Award for his amazing street art and exhibitions. His name his becoming a global mark at the moment for this up-rising artist and his graffiti Bohemian signature paintings have standing ovations from many artists and celebrities who purse to see Husky Brown's collections on show.   

Above: Work by Street Artist Husky Brown, UK
© Photography by Jason Keane 

Every time I travel or exhibiting it’s always good to have a strong team in the camp. I’m very fortunate as a Street Artist to spend a lot of time with talented individual musicians from around the world today. On location or passing through cities for escapism, enlightens how I feel about not conforming to normal living expectations as an Artist. Early mornings and late nights painting dirty cold walls, hoping the daylight will change the mood of the finished mural or gallery pieces for the people to recognise my signature. You have to be totally risky to survive and if you have aerosol skills, it's vital to use this gift in art too reach and get your message out there.

Sometimes one artist may follow the path to be controversial; doesn’t mean its good art!

I love the streets for the platform of recognition and life interpretation. The streets are like millions of Simon Cowell’s watching you waiting to see you slip-up. You have to choose your walls wisely and be totally channelled into that one piece of work before moving on. You can’t afford to do non-sense, I'm against this having ago attitude you get from some kid who just stole some paint and thinks the streets going making him become the next big thing.  It's a disease for the weak minded and disrespectful to true street artists who take this seriously. 

Above: Work by Street Artist Husky Brown, UK
© Photography by Mary Williams 

I was speaking to some children in a school last week and he mentioned he watched Exit Through The Gift Shop. Just many including myself he though it was cool’ to spray some illegal walls. His interpretation of the film didn’t teach him the rules, but instead, the child missed the most important message in the documentary and that employment in a career in street art may take up to over 10 years before the streets say you have graduated with honours.

As a Street artist from the UK, I lost and gained friendships for being into this mad world of Art and without doubt my twelve years resume on record clearly illustrates the hard work for me not too sit back and be safe. 24 hour career...however blame it on the love and addiction! - Husky Brown

Website: www.huskybrown.com

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