Hueman: "Urduja Warrior Princess" Time-Lapse Video of 90ft Mural

Sarah Gough
May 8, 2014 8:19PM

Hueman was commissioned to paint the mural (located at 4th and Brannan St. in San Francisco) by Ian Ross Gallery. Her canvas was a wall 90 feet wide and it took five days to complete the piece, a process documented in the video below by Matt Maniego and photographed by Albert Facultad and Rob Evans. The subject of the mural, Urduja, is a princess and heroine of legend from the Pangasinan province of the Phillipines, known for her ambition, courage, and hospitality.

Allison Torneros, aka HUEMAN, is a hybrid lowbrow artist with fine-art painterly skills, who brings a femininity to a movement that at times can be juxtaposed to the gracefulness of her work. In the studio, she presses her striking, freestyle vision to canvas, drawing on the human condition to create impressive mash-ups of the beautiful and grotesque, abstract and figurative and ordered and chaotic. Outside, when crushing walls, shoulder-to-shoulder with street art legends, she channels her alter-ego, HUEMAN, to break out of her creative shell along with the boxed boundaries of the canvas. In giving in to the call of freedom, Hueman says, “When I dare to go outside of my comfort zone I feel more human, and I hope to inspire others to do the same.”

Her first solo show will be held at Project Gallery June 5 - July 20, 2104. Opening Reception June 5th.

Sarah Gough