The Artwork of Brandt Hardin...

Brandt Hardin is an illustrator and designer living and working out of Clarksville, TN. His colorful creations are inspired by pop culture, politics, surrealist art, comics, and alternative culture. His works have appeared in hundreds of galleries, festivals, and publications world-wide including The Detroit Dirty Show, Hive Gallery of Los Angeles, The Tennessee Art League in Nashville and Youngblood Gallery of Atlanta. The artist has worked with many musicians, companies, galleries, and groups creating custom artwork and illustrations including Disney of Hong Kong and The Rivers and Spires Festival locally.

For Commissions and Inquiries about Original Artwork please contact dregstudios@gmail.com

I would love to discuss your idea for a custom portrait, poster art, album art or anything you can dream up for me to create!

Artist's Statement

    I am a predominantly self-taught, outsider artist living and working out of Clarksville, TN.  I studied art at the University level for one year, over ten years ago.  My main motivation as an artist is to create a paradigm shift in audience's imagination and take them somewhere they never expected to go.  If I were to subscribe to any modern art movement, it would be Pop Surrealism.  I want my audience to take something with them, whether it is a new perspective, a laugh, a shudder, or a gasp.  Art is an open door for the creator and should open doors from its stage.
Art is for you, the viewer, the constant audience. I hope your journey through my visions is thought-provoking; for you decide what all this madness truly means. You see it for what it is. All I can see is lines and colors... for I simply arrange them. But you, lucky you, can ride them out and soak them up with fresh eyes!

We are art and art is our bodies' true voice...not limited to language or movement. Art is our tangible declaration of existence. Art is our right and I wouldn't be who I am without it. I would also wouldn't be an artist without you, the viewer. We are fortunate to live in a world with freedom of thought and boundaries, a world with room enough for our minds to wander. I join you in our journey to make our mark and express ourselves one stroke, word, beat, and movement at a time. Thank you ahead of time for dancing with me...

"Art provokes thought, seeks to find answers and brings light where there was darkness. What you take away from Brandt Hardin's art is something all your own - the experience will be as unique as you. But rest assured - you will take something away with you. That much is certain."  

-Illustration Pages

"Every once in a while, a writer or visual artist comes along who throws the door open to a dizzying array of ideas that makes the audience stand back in awe before diving in."  

-Holy Kaw!