Street art

A while back I mentioned that I like graffiti and street art. Today I’ve got the pleasure of introducing talented artists Kritsin Gaudio Endsley and Hannah Adamaszek.
The two artists have started collaborating under the name KHcollaboration and they have kindly agreed to give us a tour of their workspace and artwork in London. 



Here are some facts about the artists

Kristin Gaudio Endsley is an abstract artist whose work has quickly caught the eye of critics and collectorsalike.  Her work has been showing consistently since arriving in London in 2011.
Influenced by organic and manmade patterns and colors found in both internal and external environments, her works ask the viewer to participate in interpretation. This starts with most viewers’ first question regarding abstract art: What am I looking at? Beyond the basics, viewers are also asked to contemplate more existential questions: What’s inside? What’s outside? What’s intentional? What happens by chance?

Raised near the rolling shores of Chesapeake Bay, Kristin’s perspective was strongly shaped by the visual clash of industry and nature in and around the bustling American port town of Baltimore. Descended from a long line of artists and craftsmen, Kristin has a family history in highly tactile expressions of creativity. Her grandfather was a furniture maker; her mother is a mixed media artist. Family influences in materials and craftsmanship helped fuel Kristin’s interest in textiles— both natural and synthetic textures and patterns. As a result of this interest, in addition to her fine arts work, Kristin obtained her Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design at Virginia Tech. 
Hannah Adamaszek is an up and coming street artist, handpicked by top international galleries.  She has taken part in projects for Brandalism, Vans and Art on Snow.

She paints her own representation of the world around her.  Her style being a fine line between street art and fine art.  Her tool box contains decorating brushes, inks, acrylics, spray paint and plenty of water.  She favours her work finished crude and gritty leaving the layers of progress to be admired.  Large scale canvas works that search for whats hidden under the surface of everybody’s life.
The serene feeling in her work reflects her personality influenced by the love of being outside and the mountains.  Native Indian dress and jewellery influences stems from her father, who was painting them whilst she was growing up.  The dark, rebellious side comes through, with influences from the punk scene and her photographic past working with street performers and the homeless.
I think this is a really interesting mix of styles and hope to see a lot more graffiti and street art like this in the future. 
hx