Artist profile

Caricature of Brian by a roving reporter at the 2023 International Urban Sketchers Symposium,  Auckland,  New Zealand 

Brian Katzen

Meet Brian Katzen, a captivating urban sketch artist whose work breathes life into the bustling streets and hidden corners of the city. With an unerring eye for detail and a passion for capturing the pulse of urban life, Brian transforms ordinary scenes into extraordinary visual narratives. His sketches, rendered in ink and watercolor, reflect a keen understanding of architecture, light, and the dynamic interplay between people and their surroundings.

Drawing inspiration from his travels and daily experiences, Brian's art serves as a vivid diary of city life. Each stroke of his pen reveals a mastery of perspective and an intuitive sense of composition. Through his work, he invites viewers to see the urban landscape through his unique, quirky lens, finding beauty in the ordinary and appreciating the transient moments that define city living. Brian Katzen’s urban sketches not only freeze moments in time but also offer a fresh perspective on the ever-evolving urban tapestry that surrounds us.


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