Posts Tagged ‘houston’

Artist of the moment…….Robert Hodge


Robert Hodge is an contemporary African- American artist renown for his artwork featuring typography and collages. Robert Hodge studied at the Pratt Institute and the Atlanta College of Art.

Hodge is based out of Houston, Texas.

Many of the artists that inspire Hodge have been profiled here already including Basquiat, Glen Ligon, Mark Bradford, and Andy Warhol.

What inspires me about this artist is his way with words. He often quotes historical figures in his work, one of my favorite lines he speaks often was originated by Frederick Douglas, without struggle there is no progress.

Hodge was once asked the most important activity for an artist to do, his response was “read.” Wonderful, and congratulations to you for ending up at this site to read about art and become a better artist!

Below a link to the website of the artist:

This artist gets an A+ for his business acumen! In this clip we view a collaborative effort with Hodges and Addidas:

Below we visit a show from late in 2014 and also have a brief interview with the artist:

Price range information: Sorry none available.





Artist of the moment……Trenton Doyle Hancock


Trenton Doyle Hancock is an African-American artist born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in the year 1974. Hancock is a collage artist, printmaker,  painter who works in very contemporary and illustrative style. Many works by the artist are done with acrylics on paper.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $100,000.

Hancock is renowned for his illustrations of creatures he invented called “Mounds.” These are make believe creatures that he features in much of his illustrative works.

For his artistic education Trenton Hancock attended Texas A & M University earning a B.F.A. Hancock went on to the Tyler School of Art located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he earned an M.F.A.

In this clip a wonderful interview with Hancock and the public television series Art21:

Hancock has been a recipient of a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Here we visit a show at the Seattle Art Museum featuring the work of Trenton Doyle Hancock:

The artist is based out of Houston, Texas.