I wanted to introduce you to my friend and fellow artist, Brabant Lenting. He is a fabulous painter that I met a few years ago through Paul Henry’s Art Gallery in Hammond, Indiana. Brabant paints gorgeous abstract pieces using various mediums. His works are always soothing for me to look at. Along with being an incredible artist, he also shines with intelligence, positivity and kindness…a true Renaissance man.
Below is an excerpt from Brabant’s website:
“The art behind the man: Brabant works in mixed media of oil and acrylics lavished upon textures of papers and canvas. He uses a methodology of subtractive and spontaneous random marks, eliminating the original images to render a ghost. A unique process, ever demanding with never the same form emerging. An abstract artist in the purest sense.
The man behind the artist: Brabant Lenting was born February 2, 1946 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, South Brabant, Netherlands. He grew up early from the lineage of Hieronymus Bosch (c.1450), the famed artist who took his name from the Dutch town, and imbibed the sense of an international and eccentric painter. Studying the arts at (SAIC) School of Arts Institute in Chicago, IL. USA he grew into his own with influences from the movements of Cobra in Europe and ABEX in the United States. He states that rumbles exist in his work of the abstract color field painter Roland Ginzel with whom he studied, along with Christina Ramberg.
Brabant is a founding member of the Blue Zone Artist and current member of the Blue Gallery. Pieces from four decades of art is currently housed in many corporate and private collections including the McDonald’s Art Collection in Chicago. The Mars Gallery of Chicago, the AIR Gallery in New York, and Ronelle Ashby Fine Arts at Sarasota Florida among others represent his art.
When not in the studio, Brabant enjoys fine dining and traveling. Of easy going nature, he may be found traveling the area by bike or car. And attending a messily long list of gallery showings, openings and events.”
Brabant is having an exhibit with another of my friends, Dawn Diamantopoulos starting September 14, 2013 at Paul Henry’s Art Gallery in Hammond, Indiana. The show is entitled, “Intimate Persuasions: Small Works by Dawn Diamantopoulos and Brabant Lenting.” Over fifty small scale pieces by each artist will be on display.