Brian Bent, is the ever-eclectic, self-taught artist, musician, surfer, hot rod enthusiast skateboarder (the list goes on). Whether through music, surfing, writing, painting, sculpting, car building, interior design, or whatever else sets his soul afire, Brian undoubtedly brings his electric energy to all he touches.
Over the years, Bent --who cut his teeth creating playful, interactive, and innovatively edgy interiors for Becker Surfboards-- has developed his own idiosyncratic painting style. Working fastidiously and using bold, expressionist strokes, Bent’s paintings evoke an augmented reality that both soothes and evokes high levels of energetic joy. Bent’s work has been published many times over and has had much success in galleries and exhibits worldwide.
For Brian Bent, the past resonates in actionable ways. Bent builds and rides pre-WWII-style kook box surfboards. He builds primitive Hot Rods from scratch. He plays reverb-drenched garage rock that sends nods of recognition to the styling of The Cramps mashed with White Stripes and raw Gospel syrics of Sister Gertrude. And his wardrobe is personally created with punk rock aesthetics, through one of his many sewing machines, hand stitching and/or homemade screen prints.