Artist Sean Yoro goes by the alias Hula, and he lives on an island. He incorporates the surrounding body of water into his work, but you might be surprised to find out that Hula isn’t a tropical artist – he lives and works in New York City.
Since he paints on public sites, Hula is, by technical definition, a street artist.
Although it’s as far away from the New York City streets as you can get in Manhattan.
To create these stunning works, Hula paddles out over the water on a long surfboard.
The pieces depict a subject mostly covered with water, perfectly blending in his surroundings with the art.
Hula started his career in graffiti, watercolor and tattoo media, but it was studying the human form in his early 20s that really inspired him.
Hula grew up on the Hawaiian island of Oahu where surfing, island life and art were part of his everyday culture.
It’s an amazing cultural blend to see Hula bring these elements to New York City and juxtapose them into the city’s urban landscape to create these stunning works.
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