Check out the new volcanic ash series

Check out the new volcanic ash series

Kurtis Brand is an expat artist inspired by the life and culture of Guatemala.

recent work

Manta Cruda

Manta Cruda

I get way too excited about canvas. The smell, the feel, the texture, the vast variation of surface quality. When I roll out a fresh piece of canvas, this powerful feeling takes over that I can’t describe.

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Juan’s Wood

Juan’s Wood

Juan’s wood is the best wood in Guatemala. C’mon, lets not go there, I know what you’re thinking! But it’s true. What Juan’s family has done for sustainable tree and plant farming is truly astonishing.

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Help the Volcano Survivors Find a Home

I am donating 20% of the proceeds of The Ash Series to Habitat for Humanity to help displaced volcano survivors find a home
New Denim Project

New Denim Project

My favorite material to work with right now is called wipee. It’s basically left over threads from various types of manufactured textiles rolled up into a ball and sold….

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Wipee

Wipee

Wipee, (pronounced why-pay), is a quotidian material made of left over textiles and mostly used as painter’s rags. When I first bought it, I had no idea what it was called…

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