Studio 5

JP Hartman



Born in the Panama Canal Zone, lives and works in Houston.

His allegorical assemblages consist mostly of found and recycled materials that include both man-made and natural objects. His works have been exhibited internationally and have been part of several thematically curated exhibitions in Houston. He collaborates strongly with alternative spaces and independent curators.

In his own words:
“I am interested in topics that are provocative, controversial and engaging in nature, such as politics, religion and social issues. My personal life and experiences are expressed through my simplistic minimalist art structures, which are rich with emotional depth and complexity. Every composition I create reflects my non-conformist nature, a symbolic protest to the injustices in our world. My goal is not only to promote and provoke thoughts, but to challenge the viewer with an intellectual and cultural approach.”