SUP artist HULA paints murals at the water’s edge

Photo: Sean Yoro / Aaron A. Photo
Photo: Sean Yoro/Aaron A. Photo
Photo: Sean Yoro / Aaron A. Photo
Photo: Sean Yoro/Aaron A. Photo

Hawaiian born, Brooklyn-based painter Sean Yoro (a.k.a HULA) caught some recent attention with his larger-than-life murals painted at the water’s edge.

The unexpected feminine forms have popped up in locations Yoro deems “abandoned places,” or nearly inaccessible sea walls. Extremely detailed, Yoro’s art is as captivating as the artist himself.

Yoro has combined two of his passions: water sports and street art. How? He paints atop a stand up paddle board.

Scouted from his paddle board, the mural walls are ideal for subjects who appear as if they are either rising or sinking into the depths of the ocean.

Photo: Sean Yoro/Aaron A. Photo
Photo: Sean Yoro/Aaron A. Photo

How this gifted artist keeps anchored to the wall he’s also painting on is a skill unto itself.

Photo: Sean Yoro/Aaron A. Photo
Photo: Sean Yoro/Aaron A. Photo

His art is inspired by real models like @bbirna, whose features exude a subtle strength and undeniable beauty.

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A recently installed mural titled “Pu’uwai” (Heart) was described by the artist on his Instagram account as being “… inspired by the silence beneath the surface of the water, when all you can hear is your heartbeat as everything else fades away.”

Photo: Sean Yoro / Aaron A. Photo
Photo: Sean Yoro/Aaron A. Photo

The portraits seamlessly merge with the water and open air spaces …

Photo: Sean Yoro / Aaron A. Photo
Photo: Sean Yoro/Aaron A. Photo

Only a lucky few will discover these portraits, likely too, atop their paddle board.

Photo: Sean Yoro / Aaron A. Photo
Photo: Sean Yoro/Aaron A. Photo

Bravo, Yoro, bravo.

Photo: Sean Yoro / Aaron A. Photo
Photo: Sean Yoro/Aaron A. Photo

Follow HULA via his Instagram account.

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