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Artist: Hoxxoh, Photo: by Edel Mohr

Hueman

About Hueman

Based out of: Los Angeles, California
Artist Allison Tinati, known as Hueman, grew up drawing and painting in Northern California, and received her degree in Design and Media Arts from UCLA in 2008. Hueman’s style reveals colorful mash-ups of the abstract and figurative, the beautiful and grotesque. Tightly refined compositions begin with spontaneous paint drips and sprays, creating motion on two-dimensional surfaces. Her layered works can be seen on public walls and in galleries worldwide.
The bold blue mural at 155 17th Street South, is the signature image of the 2017 SHINE Mural Festival.

On a massive wall of rich, deep blue, 66 feet wide and 30 feet high, an explosion of color and patterns like a rough-edged collage spreads out in flamingo pink, teal green, light blues and whites, and bits of yellow-green and brown – a mix of solid colors, jagged shapes and graceful patterns.

Emerging from this sea of shapes and colors are the giant white capital letters, SHINE, partly obscured by colors flowing over and around the letters, but clearly readable.

The outline of the image is jagged in places and rounded in others, like the shape a pile of random objects would take if they were thrown against the wall. But the collage of colors is the artist, Hueman’s, signature, and very purposeful.

In the upper center, sprawling down diagonally to the right, is a band of jagged triangles and sharp-edged forms, a kaleidoscope of blues and pinks and whites, stretching down toward blues and greens that evoke an abstract sky, with a fragment of a rainbow that’s deep blue, brown and grey.

In the only section of the image that cuts sharply to ground, toward the lower right, is a curving edge like a view of the globe – if the Earth was a puzzle of black and white and purple triangles, marked by one rusty horizontal line, with a cream-colored shadow.

On the left and right sides of the image, are rounder, gentler shapes in soft shades of teal green. The shapes are textured, almost three-dimensional, like folds of undulating cloth. These soft green folds shine like silk glinting in the light, bunched up as if the cloth was gathered by a giant hand, to echo the shapes of cloth flowers.

So on either side of this colorful kaleidoscope, the mural appears to be blooming.

The huge white letters that spell SHINE rise out of this tangle of color. Over the letters, and over the central part of the mural, are thin white vertical lines, irregularly spaced, that cut through the word ‘SHINE’ and emphasize it.

Artist Allison Tinati paints under the name Hueman, spelled H-u-e-m-a-n. Her signature stands out in the upper left in stylized light blue lower-case letters.

In her own words, she’s seeking balance between the beautiful and the grotesque, the abstract and the figurative, and the golden moment between sleep and wake.

Her unique freestyle process involves a spontaneous beginning of paint splashes, drips and sprays that create motion and dimension on flat surfaces.

Her layered works can be seen on walls and in galleries around the globe, including work for big commercial clients such as MTV, Microsoft and Universal Pictures.

Hueman’s featured in a book by Lori Zimmer called The Art of Spray Paint: Inspirations and Techniques from Masters of Aerosol.

This wall faces east, and so does the traffic on busy 1st Avenue South. So the mural is hidden from most people unless you’re walking south to Tropicana Field, a block away at 16th Street.

To the right of the mural is a loading dock. And just to the left is a clump of palm trees and the Pinellas Trail, as it cuts directly through this giant warehouse, a paved bicycle and walking path that’s suddenly under the roof of a dim and shady, block-long industrial building.

Address: 155 17th St S

Building: Teknia Logistics

Installation Date: 2017

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Brian Butler2020

Lili Yuan2020

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BASK2020

Tatiana Suarez2020

Elle LeBlanc2020

Mason Schwacke2020

Alex Yanes2020

Kenny Coil and Marc Berenguer2020

Nneka Jones and Bianca Burrows2020

IBOMS2020

Cecilia Lueza2019

George Rose2019

Morning Breath2019

Vitale Brothers2019

Cory Robinson-CLEAN Campaign2019

SHOK-12019

Taylor White2019

Reda3sb2019

Princess Smith2019

Brian McAlister, Gibbs High Mural Club and Boys & Girls Club Members2019

JR-Inside Out2019

Paola Delfin2019

Jimmy Breen and Anthony Freese2019

Drew Merritt2019

Low Bros2019

Jay Hoff2019

Taj Tenfold2019

Leo Gomez2019

Palehorse2019

Blaine Fontana and Plastic Birdie2019

David Charlton2019

Todd Frain and Creative Clay2019

Haider Ali2018

Ya La Ford2018

Gibbs Rounsavall2018

Angela Faustina2018

Bekky Beukes2018

LOOK The Weird2018

Belin2018

Melanie Posner2018

Illsol2018

J and S Signs2018

Sarah Page2018

Nomad Clan2018

Tasko2018

Cecilia Lueza2018

Matt Kress2018

Michael Vahl2018

Noirs One2018

DAAS2018

Justin Wagher2018

ZuluPainter2018

Matthew Hoffman2018

Hueman2017

Joram Roukes2017

Jose Mertz2017

Stephen Palladino2017

Yok and Shero2017

Herbert Scott Davis2017

Jujmo2017

Lauren YS2017

Mikael B2017

ZuluPainter and Thirst2017

Axel Void and L.E.O.2017

Suarez Art2017

Cryptik2017

Daniel "R5" Barojas2017

Sam Yong2017

Ali Vasquez and Todd Frain2016

Angela Delaplane2016

Apexer2016

Arlin Graff2016

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Daniel Mrgan2016

Pixel Pancho2016

Michael Reeder2016

Alex Pardee2016

Cecilia Lueza2016

Jade2016

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ZuluPainter2016

Dasic Fernandez2016

Caratoes2016

Mark Gmehling2016

Ya La Ford2016

Ink Werkz Crew2016

Andrew Spear2015

Chad Mize, James Oleson and Pinellas County Center for the Arts2015

Erik Jones2015

Hitnes2015

Hoxxoh2015

Michael Vasquez2015

Shark Toof2015

Morning Breath2015

Ricky Watts2015

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Carrie Jadus2015

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