DISCOVER HENRY HAMILTON’S POP CULTURE RUG ART
Meet artist James White aka Henry Hamilton who’s begun to turn a profit from his graffiti-inspired rugs.
Cape Town creative James White (aka Henry Hamilton) has turned the simple rug into his canvas with designs that extend to streetwear, cartoons and illustrations from the paranormal world.
Having met up with James to find out where it all started, we discover that his artistic journey began in his tweens at which time he began to notice the graffiti on the highways and the bold lines and colours of nineties skateboarding culture grabbed his attention.
James thrived at art and design throughout his highschool career and then went onto study advertising so has always enjoyed creating. It was however Instagram that led to his current choice of medium.
“I started to notice on Instagram that people were making rugs with a machine called a tufting gun, and I just thought, wow, I need to get one of those. Once it arrived my rug journey began,” shares the creative.
Customisable handmade rugs and wall hangings using either a tufting gun or punch needle have now been added to his repertoire that already consists of wall murals and canvas works.
You can find Henry Hamilton’s work exhibited at the forward looking Act of Brutal CURATION gallery in Woodstock, Cape Town or simply visit his digital shop on Instagram.
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