Artnwordz - AKA Grant Rosen and Micha Kuechenhoff,
are two creative souls who love to make people smile, laugh, and think.
Micha, originally from Berlin, was a map maker responsible for joining East and West Berlin roads once the wall fell. She also studied art in school and put her skills to good use as a celebrity jewelry designer once she moved to the US. She brings that visual sensibility and exacting detail to their artworks.
Grant, from Los Angeles, is a professional Broadway dancer, singer, actor, photographer and artist. Originally his artworks were only seen as dedications on backstage walls in theaters. In addition, he also happens to be a lover of words, commonly known as a Logophile, which is of great use for their artworks.
Micha and Grant have been the subjects of a documentary for NPR and Vice Television due to their very unique works and techniques to create their art. They also won awards such as the 2019 Spotlight Award – Spectrum Miami (Art Basel Week), 2021 Award of Excellence – New York Art Expo, 2023 first Place Mixed media 2 D – The Beverly Hills Art Show.
Corporate Clients include the previous Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Erin Brockovich, Cirque du Soleil - Beetles LOVE Show, Esterbrook Pens and Barnes and Noble and Maddison Park Greeting Cards whom they license their art to for a whole line of day planners, journals, calendars and greetings cards which are some of the top selling items in the USA.
About the process, paper, art and words:
We save water, fire and spine broken books and use these original sources, which are up to 149 years old to create our artwork on vintage dictionary, world atlas and sheet music pages.
Each handpicked page is refurbished and mounted on acid free backing for preservation.
No two pieces, even in a numbered limited edition original series, are the same because the words match the images and the images match the paper - so each piece is truly a one of a kind.
All our pieces are painted with a combination of pastels, charcoal, acrylic pens, diamond dust,
14 k gold lame and liquids chrome pens and many more mixed media techniques.
We hope you enjoy the artwork as much as we enjoyed creating it!
Grant Rosen and Micha Kuechenhoff