R.T Houben

5 Dollar Abe

Thomas Jefferson

$5 Abe Lincoln

Hamilton $10

$1 George Washington

25 Cent - Ohio

George Washington $1

One Dollar George Washington

$1 George Washington

JFK In God We Trust (b.)

JFK In God We Trust (a.)

$1 George Washington

Abe $5

Jackson $20

$50 Capitol

50 Dollars Ulysses Grant

Ben Franklin $100

Abe Lincoln $5

In God We Trust (Red)

Capitol

$5 Abe Lincoln

5 Dollar Abe
5 Dollar Abe


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2021

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2021

$5 Abe Lincoln
$5 Abe Lincoln


Edition: unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2021

Hamilton $10
Hamilton $10


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

$1 George Washington
$1 George Washington


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2021

25 Cent - Ohio
25 Cent - Ohio


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and Foil on Canvas
Signature: Signed by Artist on Verso
Unframed Dimensions: 36 x 26 inches
Year: 2021

George Washington $1
George Washington $1


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2021

One Dollar George Washington
One Dollar George Washington


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2021

$1 George Washington
$1 George Washington


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 32 x 27 inches
Year: 2019

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


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on paper
Signature: Signed
Framed Dimensions: 30 x 30 inches
Year: 2021

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


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on paper
Signature: Signed
Framed Dimensions: 30 x 30 inches
Year: 2021

$1 George Washington
$1 George Washington


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
Series: Abe
Year: 2020

Jackson $20
Jackson $20


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Series: No
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

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

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.