Merredin Kyle Hughes-Odgers
Kyle Hughes-Odgers The Artist
Western Australian Kyle Hughes-Odgers is well known for his unique figurative and abstract-based works.
Over the past 15 years he has participated in exhibitions and worked on public art projects across Australia and internationally. Kyle works in various scales and mediums from painting and drawing in the studio – to gallery works and large scale public murals.
Kyle usually draws directly onto a photograph of the wall to get the composition precise and then plans the colours he wants to use, though he doesn’t specify how he’s going to distribute them, allowing that to happen organically during the process. He begins ‘messy’ and then creates solid shapes over the top, in cross-hatch detail. In a departure from the common street art trend of very bright murals, Kyle aspires to a subtle, vintage hand-printed style ‘that looks like it’s been there for 20 years’.
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