Texas-based artist and designer Anthony Hurd describes his work as a selfish endeavor of exploring his own personal demons and understanding the ever-changing landscapes of life. A way of expressing, sometimes the inexpressible.
Powerful Surreal Artworks by Anthony Hurd
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Since the loss of his sister 10 years ago, and a series of unfortunate events including the end of an 18-year relationship following, life has been a seeming test of survival mentally, physically and spiritually. The motifs change over time but currently the works he’s pursuing focus on cyclical nature of life, the rise and fall, the destruction and rebirth, the dark and light. Fighting depression and anxiety with introspection and personal growth.
Currently in Retrograde by Anthony Hurd
The work is a bit of a celebration of survival, and the depths of darkness that have revealed his own personal greatest truths. Namely that most everything he thought about himself is unfounded, untrue, that life is the unknown, that he is an emotional being, that his connection with the world is to be determined by his own actions and pursuit.
The Creators Hand by Anthony Hurd
Ever changing, always a work in progress, his work and process are fluid, and changes on a whim, without a plan from its creation, seeing where the roads lead, hoping for a peaceful and educational resolve.
Eternal Flame by Anthony Hurd
The Veil of Impermenance by Anthony Hurd
Stalemate by Anthony Hurd
The Unraveling by Anthony Hurd
Life is not always bright and vibrant.
These pieces were part of a series Anthony painted in 2014 for a show at Lequivive in Oakland. He was going through a mess of major life changes and exploring both how embracing dark moments can bring huge emotional and personal growth.
- It took the collective whole to build us up again
- I found you in a sea of selflessness
- It arose from a depth we didn’t know existed
Art by Anthony Hurd
That there are specs of color that shine through. Undulating waves of the two, dark and light that make up our experiences and how we move through them. He continued this theme in many pieces beyond this.