The Art of HÜLPMAN is dynamic and bold, and often concerned with narrative.
HÜLPMAN (Felix Aaron Hülpüsch) is a Berlin-based graphic designer, painter and illustrator, who studied Visual Communication in Berlin. He has worked for several agencies in Germany and lived in Auckland, New Zealand. The tools he likes to use are makers, spray paint and acrylic paints, which can be applied to any surface.
Over recent years, HÜLPMAN has created murals and customized textiles including sneakers and caps, and taken part in various solo and group exhibitions, battles and festivals in Germany, Italy, Israel, and New Zealand. Based on a clear and strong line and a command of subject matter, HÜLPMAN’s work is often direct and playful, and boasts strong narrational qualities. His clear, rich line lends itself to decoration over a number of formats and situations; as seen with the designs for everyday items we use, such as coffee beakers, skateboards or clothing. The name HÜLPMAN is apposite; Hülpüsch is an accessible, “people’s” artist who involves himself in the wider graphics community, giving many workshops and teach-ins.
Felix describes the mural as ‘a freestyle pattern which was created during a hot summer day”. He created the piece “as a reflection of the summer vibes in the inner city of Berlin and its dynamic flavour”. Felix typically employs a very freeform style in his work, very typical of many illustrators' sketchbooks. Sketchbooks are the bedrock of many a street artists' ideas, but Felix takes this a step further by freeforming directly on site, showcasing his fluid, time crafted style. There’s a consistency in his lines that tell us the story of an artist confident in his work. This was a mural supported by Street Art Berlin, located next to the Mauerpark, situated on the former East/West Berlin border.