HWJ Print


Artist Name: HWJ

Title: Brutalist Melbourne

Bio: Exploring colour, form, and shape through the lens of symbolism, typography, geometry, and conceptualism, HWJ’s style has been described as a language of typographic abstraction. Expressing this through a wide range of subject matter and creative disciplines, his work encompasses geometric exploration, post typography, traditional and conceptual realism, and architectural subjects. Working out of the Artshole studio in Caulfield South, Victoria, his current creative practice includes private commissions, solo exhibitions, group and collaborative exhibitions, murals, illustration, animation, moving vision, and outdoor installations.

HWJ is a Melbourne-based multi-disciplinary artist, designer and illustrator originating from West Gippsland, Victoria. His work has appeared in the streets and galleries of London and New York as well as across Australia.

Artwork Statement: A continuation of recent exploration, which incorporates multiple images inside symbolism, this piece presents as mostly abstract. But upon closer inspection, the images of two iconic brutalist structures in Melbourne reveal themselves. One being the iconic Prahran hotel, with is cylindrical concrete facade, and the other, ‘The Bunker’, the heritage protected Footscray Hospital Psychiatric Ward. Using these two images, with one being the background, and one inside a unique symbol, give the piece a sense of organised chaos and celebrates the multiple angles and forms of brutalist architecture.  

Year: 2022

A4 21cm x 29.7cm
A3 29.7 cm x 42cm
A2 42cm x 59.4cm

All prints are sold unframed. Each size is limited to 50 prints.

Paper Stock: Ilford 310gsm Galerie Smooth Cotton Rag (Fine art/giclee) 100% cotton rag, Archival, very smooth finish, water resistant, high colour consistency and gamut, heavy weight. Manufactured in United Kingdom.

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A2, A3, A4