Saturday, January 26, 2013

Artist Jason Houchen at Las Manos Gallery

Illinois-based Artist Jason Houchen is influenced by classical folk art, street, 
and a burgeoning pop surrealism art scene.  Through his wood burnings, 
sculptures, mixed media and paintings he has developed a style that coalesce 
his Midwest influences with these newly found worlds.  Described as being full 
of life and death, spirits and spirituality, history, as well as memories, his 
work provokes more questions than answers.

Houchen's series titled "Adornment" features historical figures 
that boast extensive facial hair configurations. 
Matching animals with similar extraordinary adornments 
creates an amusing comparison to past aesthetic 
trends. Houchen uses cigar bands to add to the sense of 
history and prestige. 


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