Scenic has unveiled three custom art installations onboard Scenic Eclipse by the famous British Graffiti Artist, Carl Hush.
The work was installed over a two-day period while Scenic Eclipse was in port in Rotterdam earlier this year, the company said.
“His unique works are striking, an amalgamation of collage, graffiti, stencil, painting and drawing. He is known for using these mixed techniques to create his geisha inspired works. The collection on board Scenic Eclipse will be of his beautiful geisha ladies, featured most prominently in our stunning Koko’s restaurant,” said Karen Moroney, Project Director- Design, Scenic Group.
“His work which focuses on the female from depicting their beauty and sensuality are created in traditional colours and modern graffiti style, which are the perfect complement to the warmth and subdued atmosphere of our ship design, she said.
UK based artist Hush is said to draw influence from graphic novels, animation and the evanescent quality of street art.
Hush’s mix of crazy anime inspired characters and pop-infused imagery creates a fascinating commentary on urban culture and has been described as Urban Abstract Pop.
I’ve always been interested in how graffiti was being reintroduced and how it was influencing styles and fonts, but never really being accepted as its own art form,” he said.
Hush has worked throughout Asia, Europe and the United States. His interest and immersion in diverse cultures has informed his art which is recognizable for its cross-cultural influences. His central focus is the female form, in particular iconic and Pop Art renditions, from the geisha to anime manga.