Renowned street artist Heesco has been working on new street art at Dandenong Market.
Heesco has created artwork in Market Square, on a wall behind one of Dandenong Market’s flower sellers. The brief was challenging – not only is the space in a dark area, but it is also three separate surfaces: two different containers and a breeze block wall. Being tasked with bringing the “outside in”, Heesco used depth, colour, richness. All things that are reflective of the market trader.
“The artwork is intended to bring some colours and a sense of calm and to complement the existing environment of fresh produce and market flower sellers,” said Heesco.
To visit the artwork, to Market Square and visit Mr Fresh flowers, opposite Ross Pecora Cheeses.
Heesco is a celebrated muralist and fine artist recognised for his stylistically diverse and prolific work. His experimental, emotive and genre defying artworks cross effortlessly between fine art, street art as well as illustration.
Born and raised in Mongolia, Heesco moved to Australia in 1999.
Heesco has a lengthy resume spanning well over 15 years with gallery exhibitions, private and public mural commissions, numerous publications and projects under his belt. He is a highly skilled craftsman with a unique concept driven vision all of his own.
Heesco has completed various high profile projects. Some of the recent ones include:
“A Twist at Every Turn” campaign for Visit Victoria;
a mural for World’s 50 Best event in Melbourne;
Weethalle Silo Art – a 22 metre mural in rural NSW;
a collaborative mural with indigenous artist Dennis Golding for “Andrew’s Hub” – NEP offices in Sydney;
Community Mural project in Nhulunbuy, NT; as well as
organising and coordinating murals for the United Nations in Mongolia, as well as providing the cover image for the recent issue of Griffiths Review – “Perils of Populism”.
Heesco is also a regular collaborator with the world-renowned Attica restaurant. Additionally, he is a subject of a mini documentary currently in production, released in early 2018.
Heesco is the winner of 2017 Footscray Art Prize, 2013 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize finalist, and two-time winner of Secret Wars live art battle competition.