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Brent Holland

Using representation and abstraction, my paintings and drawings are multilayered meditations upon time, space and my sphere of existence.

Work A) I combine digital drawings, each printed on a separate sheet of clear plastic that when stacked together create a single 2.5-dimensional image. Under the surface, I layer thousands of lines and shapes.  I draw lines by hand to add moments of spontaneity.  All of this translates the complex spatial relationships between people, places and things familiar to me.

Work B) I render hyper-real images with an innovative new painting technique fit for the technological digital era.  The result is abstract forms that are more organic than geometric, more curvy than linear.  Their personalities flow from the shapes.

Conceptually, my work relies heavily on the evolution of the image through my mark‐making process. One concept that weighs into my work is the German idea of Gestalt - the concept for how the mind uses perception to form a global-whole with self‐organizing tendencies.

Because I draw and paint primarily from observation, my work is the accumulation of thousands of moments of looking with layers of multiple visual insights. Forms in cavernous studio spaces and on walls come into sharp focus and dissolve into ethereal impressions. The final product serves as a physical record of my visual experience and organization.

My most exciting times in my Des Moines studio come when I discover how to make a new mark or surface effect.  I am a scientist, always tinkering and experimenting with unique ways to push my medium.  When I find new ways to use materials, as I have today, I feel I’m adding to a conversation that began thousands of years ago.

Brent is an associate professor in the College of Design at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. He received his MFA degree in painting from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA and he received his BFA degree in drawing from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. He exhibits his work nationally.
 

To view more of Brent's work visit his personal website at http://www.studiohollandart.com

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STUDIO VII PROCESS STUDY 6
Media: Digital prints
Dimensions: 6 x 7 inches
Price: $250.00

STUDIO VII PROCESS STUDY 5
Media: Digital prints
Dimensions: 6 x 7 inches
Price: $250.00

STUDIO VII PROCESS STUDY 4
Media: Digital prints
Dimensions: 6 x 7 inches
Price: $250.00


STUDIO VII PROCESS STUDY 3
Media: Digital prints
Dimensions: 6 x 7 inches
Price: $250.00

STUDIO VII PROCESS STUDY 2
Media: Digital prints
Dimensions: 6 x 7 inches
Price: $250.00

STUDIO VII PROCESS STUDY 1
Media: Digital prints
Dimensions: 6 x 7 inches
Price: $250.00


MONUMENTAL
Media: Digital prints, resins, drawing inks
Dimensions: 40 x 70 inches
Price: $3,000.00

DECADE
Media: Digital print
Dimensions: 40 x 40 inches
Price: $3,000.00

CN III
Media: Digital prints, resins, drawing inks
Dimensions: 52 x 42.5 inches
Price: $6,000.00


TARGET
Media: Digital print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 

PINK BROWNIE
Media: Digital print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 

CANDY BITS COLONY
Media: Digital print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 


SCORCHER
Media: Digital print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 

THIS ONE
Media: Digital print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 

MY NAME IS MUD
Media: Digital print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 


DROPLET
Media: Digital print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 

GREEN BLOOD
Media: Digital print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 

SNAKE FIGHT
Media: Digital print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 


FIRE FACE
Media: Digital print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 

BLUE NUGGET
Media: Digital print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 

TERRA BELLA
Media: Digital print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 


SWEET JAM
Media: Digital Print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 

PINK BLACK LINE
Media: Digital Print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 

SWAGGER
Media: Digital Print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 


HYPER
Media: Digital print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 

MIAMI PLASTIC
Media: Digital Print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 

DEVILLE
Media: Digital Print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 


FIREBLADE
Media: Digital Print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 

OH MY!
Media: Digital print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 

LAKER
Media: Digital print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 


FIONA
Media: Digital print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 

MURDER RED
Media: Digital print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 

BLUEBERRY
Media: Digital print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $500.00
 


RED WEDDING
Media: Digital print
Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
Price: $400.00
 

 

MODEL
Media: Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: 2 x 2
Price: $300.00

MUMMY
Media: Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: 2 x 2
Price: $300.00


STOOL STUDY FOR STUDIO 1
Media: Mixed media
Dimensions: 20 x 20
​Price: $500.00

SHIRTS STUDY FOR STUDIO 1
Media: Mixed media
Dimensions: 20 x 20
​Price: $500.00

STUDIO PLANTS
Media: Mixed media
Dimensions: 48 x 48
​Price: $6,000.00


STUDIO V
Media: Mixed media
Dimensions: 60 x 40
​Price: $5,000.00

JADE I
Media: Ink on panel
Dimensions: 47 x 25
Price: $3,000.00

SELF PORTRAIT D V
Media: Charcoal on wood panel
Dimensions: 48 x 40
Price: $3,000.00

ERICA D I
Media: Ink & graphite on foam panel
Dimensions: 48 x 40
Price: $3,000.00
SELF PORTRAIT
Media: Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: 11 x 9
Price: $2,500.00
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