R.T Houben

Frida Kahlo 500 Pesos

One Dollar G. Washington

Alexander Hamilton 10 Dollars

Abraham Lincoln 5 Dollars

Hamilton

Abe $5

In God We Trust (JFK) a.

George W. $1

George W. $1

$5 Abe Lincoln

$5 Abe Lincoln

Hamilton $10

Benjamin $100

Jackson $20

$50 Capitol

50 Dollars Ulysses Grant

Ben Franklin $100

Abe Lincoln $5

In God We Trust (Red)

$50 US Capitol

Capitol

$5 Abe Lincoln

100 Ben Franklin

Frida Kahlo 500 Pesos
Frida Kahlo 500 Pesos


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 56 x 36 inches
Year: 2017

One Dollar G. Washington
One Dollar G. Washington


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2020

Alexander Hamilton 10 Dollars
Alexander Hamilton 10 Dollars


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2020

Abraham Lincoln 5 Dollars
Abraham Lincoln 5 Dollars


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2020

Hamilton
Hamilton


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2020

Abe $5
Abe $5


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2020

In God We Trust (JFK) a.
In God We Trust (JFK) a.


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on paper
Signature: Signed by Artist on Verso
Unframed Dimensions: 36 x 36 inches
Framed Dimensions: 42.75 x 42.75 inches
Year: 2020

George W. $1
George W. $1


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2020

George W. $1
George W. $1


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2020

$5 Abe Lincoln
$5 Abe Lincoln


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic & foil on canvas
Signature: Signed by Artist on Verso
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2020

$5 Abe Lincoln
$5 Abe Lincoln


Edition: unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2019

Hamilton $10
Hamilton $10


Edition: unique
Medium: Acrylic and Foil
Signature: Signed by Artist on Verso
Unframed Dimensions: 48 x 36 inches
Year: 2018

Benjamin $100
Benjamin $100


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2018

Jackson $20
Jackson $20


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2018

$50 Capitol
$50 Capitol


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 36 x 60 inches
Year: 2019

50 Dollars Ulysses Grant
50 Dollars Ulysses Grant


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 48 x 36 inches
Year: 2018

Ben Franklin $100
Ben Franklin $100


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 50 x 42 inches
Year: 2017

Abe Lincoln $5
Abe Lincoln $5


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and Foil on Canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2018

In God We Trust (Red)
In God We Trust (Red)


Edition: unique
Medium: Acrylic and Foil on Paper
Signature: Signed by Artist on Verso
Unframed Dimensions: 24 x 24 inches
Framed Dimensions: 26 x 26 inches
Year: 2018

$50 US Capitol
$50 US Capitol


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 60 inches
Year: 2017

Capitol
Capitol


Edition: unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed by Artist on Verso
Unframed Dimensions: 44 x 60 inches
Year: 2017

$5 Abe Lincoln
$5 Abe Lincoln


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 48 x 38 inches
Year: 2016

100 Ben Franklin
100 Ben Franklin


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic & Foil on Canvas
Signature: Signed by Artist on Verso
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2014

Biography

Houben R.T is an Avant-garde painter and draftsman with his own unmistakable voice. Houben was born in Bulgaria and graduated with a degree in painting from the Conservative Art Academy in the capital, Sofia. During that time he was part of the Radical art movement around XXL gallery. Although his installations and videos were met with considerable critical success in Europe, he decided to abandon this technique due to its excessive "predictability".

In order to advance his carrier Houben re-located to the US in 2000 where he now lives and works in his studio in Brooklyn, New York. He has exhibited his signature highly impasto, money based paintings, and glitter works in Boston, Miami, and New York. After several museum shows the young artist has created quite a stunning reputation among art dealers and collectors alike.

While becoming the established painter he is today, Houben supported himself by doing odd jobs in the city. In 2002, he was commissioned to create the murals for the eponymous Delmonico's Restaurant on Wall Street in Manhattan, NY, as well as the restaurant/bar Ono in the hip new Gansevoort hotel in New York's Meatpacking District.

Houben has a unique approach to art-making. He maintains an alchemist’s attitude towards painting by creating pigments which he grinds himself; a process he undergoes in homage to raw color and its intrinsic impact. The subject matter for his paintings is derived from old currencies and coins from the US and other countries around the world. His artistic style at once draws upon Romanticism and Symbolism but is thoroughly Postmodernist in its bravado. Houben’s paintings are about the foundation of a society in relation to its history and propaganda. His use of heavy impasto and of a vivid, saturated color palette is sometimes viewed as commentary on excess. His frequent depictions of Native Americans speaks to his earliest impressions of America, but the budding artist was also influenced by early European Romantics and later by Eastern Germany's western films.