Renowned street artist Heesco has created a new artwork for Dandenong Market.
Heesco was briefed to create an 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. Heesco was tasked with bringing the “outside in” by creating an artwork with depth, colour, richness and reflective of the market trader.
Heesco said of “In Bloom”, “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.”
To visit the artwork, to Market Square and visit Mr Fresh flowers, opposite Ross Pecora Cheeses.
In Bloom was commissioned by Dandenong Market as part of our street art programme. Other artworks include Year of the Wolf by Heesco, The Phoenix Rises by Bonsai, A Colourful Past by Heesco, In Bloom by Heesco, Childhood Dream by Kenz and To Market To Market by Kaff-Eine.
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, and illustration.
Born and raised in Mongolia, Heesco moved to Australia in 1999.
With a lengthy resume spanning well over 15 years of gallery exhibitions, private and public mural commissions, numerous publications and projects under his belt, Heesco 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; mural for World’s 50 Best event in Melbourne; Weethalle Silo Art – a 22 metre mural in rural NSW; collaborative mural with indigenous artist Dennis Golding for “Andrew’s Hub” – NEP offices in Sydney; Community Mural project in Nhulunbuy, NT; 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 and is a subject of a mini documentary currently in production, due to be released 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.