Featured Artist: Jim Houser

Jim Houser was born in 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the city where he currently resides.

A self-taught artist and honorary member of Philly-based artist collective Space 1026, Houser experiments with music alongside his practice, releasing a vinyl record of instrumental music composed to accompany his installations in 2010.

Houser’s collages, paintings and installations have been exhibited in institutions like the Laguna Art Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, along with galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Paris, Sydney and São Paulo. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 2005, Gingko Press released a monograph entitled Babel: Jim Houser.

Too many colours was too much information – I reduced it to the simplest palette that was still able to perform the job. Reds and blues; warmth and cold; water and blood.

I always liked reading, drawing and skateboarding as a kid. In my teens, I became interested in writing short fiction and poetry. It all kind of blended together as I got older and became the backbone of how I make my art.


Read the full interview on We Heart here.



Posted on Feb 17th, 15 by | Twitter: @lisahassell

Founder and director of Inkygoodness, Lisa currently heads up sister agency WE ARE GOODNESS, a Birmingham based artist management and creative consultancy, representing a diverse roster of international illustrators and animators worldwide.

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