“A foreboding sort of scribble” by Brent Nathan Bechtel (2014)
Brent Nathan Bechtel is a gifted and prolific visual poet and artist whose range extends to asemic writing. I would guess many Asemic Front visitors are familiar with his work already, although I am thrilled if you are discovering him for the first time here. He was featured at MinXus-Lynxus and Brent Nathan Bechtel’s compositions are – perhaps – even more relevant to the Asemic Front project.
Brent kindly granted permission for me to sift through his photo folders to compile this selection of his work. I had intended to spotlight recent work but found pieces from 2014 that are so significant to Asemic Front that I have included a sampling.
The range of Brent Nathan Bechtel’s work is astonishing and could easily fill at least one hefty volume (books that is). He uses many approaches to visual-textual composition with alacrity. To focus, I have selected pieces that have elements of asemic calligraphy and that are – for the most part – recent. Other avenues of his work should be explored, so I hope Brent Nathan Bechtel will be a consistent contributor to the Asemic Front project.
“Asemic piece” by Brent Nathan Bechtel (2014)
“Trade-off Manifesto” (2014)
How can I omit a piece with a Trahpo vibe and a Diane Keys aesthetic?
“And I waited forever” (2017)
“Text chop burlesque” by Brent Nathan Bechtel (2017)
“Unbranded Consumable Item” by Brent Nathan Bechtel (2017)
“Drawn under my eyes” (2017)
“Stairway” by Brent Nathan Bechtel (2017)