Brent Houzenga American Musicians Quartet Grafitti on Vintage Car Hood Original
(Not For Sale)
Brent Houzenga Signed Original titled "Four Piece"
Graffiti on Metal Vintage Car Hood
This piece was part of an exhibition based in Debois, Iowa
Who is Brent Houzenga?
Brent Houzenga is a New Orleans-based painter and musician originally from Fulton, IL. He holds a B.A. in printmaking from Western Illinois University and an MFA from the University of New Orleans. Houzenga's art has been exhibited in galleries across the United States and internationally. Notably, his work was showcased alongside Grant Wood's at the Dubuque Museum of Art in Iowa, and he was commissioned to paint a portrait for Matthew McConaughey's personal collection.
His artwork has been featured in various publications, including Time Out Chicago, Art and Art Galleries of the South, and Art+Design New Orleans. His work also appeared on the cover of the comic book Primordial in 2021, published by Image Comics, and will appear on the cover of Stranger Things in 2023, published by Dark Horse Comics. Additionally, Houzenga is the subject of the independent documentary film "Brent Houzenga: Hybrid Pioneer."
Houzenga's artistic process involves embracing randomness and exploring the integration of found objects and materials. He sees each object as possessing its own spirit or energy, often feeling drawn to them or hearing a calling. His work combines mark-making, painting, assemblage, and photography, blurring the lines between mediums. He finds inspiration in antique photo albums and incorporates a pop aesthetic to bring the subjects to life in a contemporary context. Through his art, Houzenga aims to access the excess in his mind, integrate the shadow aspects of his psyche, and curate collections that reflect his interests and experiences.
His background in punk rock and the DIY ethos has influenced his rebellious and subversive nature, leading him to experiment with street art and stencils. Houzenga's work challenges perceptions of fame and power by presenting ordinary subjects in a pop-inspired style.