paintings of Architectural Buildings and 70s Muscle Cars
by Brian BENT
(Feb 24 - April 28, 2001 )
Self taught and influenced by the Contemporary
period of design and architecture of the 50s, Southern California artist
Brian Bents dynamic illustrative paintings of enamel on plywood are high
energy with definitive flying rhomboids and vibrant colors.
Bents style is a blending of figurative painting with bold geometric constructivist imagery and is reminiscent of the linear abstract textile designs of 50s designers and artists such as Lucienne Day.
In his debut solo gallery exhibit at DiRT gallery, ArchitecTOUR (Feb 24 - April 28, 2001), presented a series of paintings in which Bent played with architecture of the 50s, muscle cars of the 70s and hot rods, creating an almost absurdist juxtaposition of visions.
Brian works full time as the creative director and painter for the interiors of the four branches of a southern Californian Surf & Sport Store.
He is the founder and leader of The Pioneers, a rock-a-billy gospel band under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.