The year 2019 was supposed to have been the busiest of David ‘Mr. June’ Louf’s career so far. Until a fall down a ladder while finishing up a mural shattered his leg and ankle, and bound him to a wheelchair for 8 months. It forced him to cancel his entire agenda, and ultimately lead to his most detailed in-depth examination of the hexagon so far. Stuck at home and unable to pour his creative energy into anything else, this sequence of fifteen paintings was created under circumstances suddenly all too familiar to our current way of life.
After working as a graffiti writer and graphic designer for many years, Mr. June decided that to be able to truly excel at his work, he needed to focus all his creative energy into one project. His sense of design, art, graffiti and muralism where all combined into a single artistic endeavor, hinging upon his canvases and murals working in tandem. It lead him on a quest for the perfect form, which he found in the hexagon. He has made it the subject of every single one of the unbroken sequence of ‘cube’ canvases he has been painting ever since.
Continually studying how far he can push the possibilities in this approach, Mr. June discovers new ideas for these cubes while experimenting on his murals.The compositions for those are created while freestyling within a set of rules and restrictions he has put upon myself. Applying a grid derived from the shape of the wall itself and elements therein, he then fills its physical space with fragments and facets of the same hexagons found in his paintings. The creative conversation between these two pillars of his work, pushes him forward towards the ultimate, perfect rendition of the hexagon, which still remains to be found.