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Erik den Breejen is an American contemporary painter renown for using text in his work. Erik Den Breejen was born in Berkeley, California in the year 1976.

Erik den Breejen had an extensive collegiate career. Den Breejen attended the University of California at Santa Cruz. He finished earning a B.F.A. at the California College of Arts and Crafts located in Oakland, California. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from Cornell University located in Ithaca, New York.

Below a link to the website of the artist:


The artist is a huge Beach Boys fan. After creating some images using their words in his art the artist was sued by the Beach Boys for copyright infringement.In this clip we catch up with our friend James Kalm to view an exhibition that took place in 2011. This is the exhibition that tempted the Beach Boys to sue the artist:

The artist often works with acrylics on linen. His works are large canvases with sides somteimes reaching six feet.

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Den Breejen is now based out of Brooklyn, New York.

Below we tag along with James Kalm to view another exhibition featuring Erik den Breejen from 2016:

The artist also has completed commissions including a two story mural at the headquarters of Atlantic Records.

Erik de Breejen has mastered the art of text and color. His basic design style reminds me of the master of creating text without a computer, Alving Lustig.

If you enjoy the art of Erik de Breejen be sure and check out my post on my favorite text artist, the French artist Tilt: