Hellbent will be opening tonight in New York’s Might Tanaka Gallery. The solo exhibition “Even Romantics Love Violence” continues the artist’s wall work composed of geometric abstractions and patterns. The contrasting colors and hard edge shift from pattern to pattern creates a violent effect although from afar you are drawn in by the color and aesthetics. Hellbent also finished a truck which was a moving installation as part of New Museum’s Idea City. The Moving work of work was to be installed in from of a museum. Dont miss his opening tonight if you are in New York.


Mighty Tanaka presents:
Even Romantics Love Violence

A Solo Show by Hellbent

What happens when you take a step out of your comfort zone and explore something new? Do you get excited and filled with adventure? Or perhaps you grow frustrated, trying to find your way back to familiar surroundings? We all react differently in the face of adversity. Therein lies the challenge of adapting to untested techniques in order to create a fresh and bold style of artwork. This sort of personal struggle ushers in a period of mental evolution, where one sheds away a tried process and adapts to something more profound and relevant. Mighty Tanaka is excited to bring you our next show, Even Romantics Love Violence, featuring the deconstructed abstractions by NYC Street Art powerhouse, Hellbent. Over the years, he has honed a distinct style on the streets of New York City, however now he looks to spread his wings and share the dynamic new directions he is taking his art.

Even Romantics Love Violence captures the everlasting movement and definition of Hellbent’s flowing geometric abstractions. In his latest body of work, Hellbent departs from his typical subject matter and reinterprets his work by juxtaposing patterns and colors in such a way that creates an eye catching effect that plays with ones perception and dimension. His color pallet and experimental technique creates a fluid motion effect which envelops the canvas. The opposing and complimenting virtues of his artwork gives it a voice to be reckoned with.

Hellbent’s latest series in Even Romantics Love Violence reflects his natural ingenuity and resourcefulness, as he looks beyond his typical materials and explores new inventive methods. This re-imagined process incorporates a fresh vision that pushes the boundaries of street art, adding beautiful abstractions to both the gallery walls and the urban environment.


Friday, May 10th, 2013

6:00PM – 9:00PM

(Show closes June 7th, 2013)