Mash Buhtaydusss (Barbie L'Hoste + Brandt Vicknair) is a collaborative art duo native to New Orleans, La.

Most notably, their work was featured on the cover of the Winter 2018 10th Anniversary edition of Artvoices Magazine and the duo was selected as finalists for the 22nd Annual No Dead Artists
International Juried Exhibition at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in 2018.

Barbie L'Hoste acquired an MFA in painting from Tulane University and has had the opportunity to show in Chicago, Denmark, England, and numerously in her home city of New Orleans. Throughout the avenues of design and business ownership, the collaborative process with Mash Buhtaydusss and Alluvium has also become an integral part of her development.

Brandt Vicknair has spent the majority of his career in the music industry before starting a boutique commercial photography studio and developing his personal photography practice. Brandt was included in the 2021 Louisiana Contemporary Exhibit at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and has taken on many ambitious collaborative projects including an upcoming publishing venture, Density Press, with fellow New Orleans artist, David Armentor.

The team breathes new life into decaying spaces by inviting unlikely characters to join them. These characters aid in the invention of imaginative landscapes that become metanarratives in a series of surreal events and disappointments left up for interpretation. Heavy use of satire, nostalgia, and absurdity punctuate each story as we more closely examine our predisposition to assign a greater meaning to the ridiculous events of our own lives.

A reality of popular culture, social media, corruption, and perversion clash with the ideals of youth to reveal hard truths. In the moments of these abstract stories, we are able to witness the last bits of innocence escape while thinking about the parts of our world that have casually been discarded.
Back to Top