The Again, Never Blues

Artist Name: Perrion Hurd
Title of Artwork: The Again, Never Blues
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size of Artwork: 15” x 30”
Artist Bio:
Perrion Y. Hurd was born in May of 1972 in Hughes, AR. He studied graphic design and medical illustration at the Univ of Memphis, but considers himself to be more of a self-taught visual artist. His philosophy toward his work is to create something new every day, stay young and free at heart, and to grow and learn through positive self-expression. He emphasizes the human figure in his work, and his subject matter revolves around his love of music and geometric shapes, with strong lines and bold colors that reflect the influence of the Memphis Beale Street and New Orleans culture, the blues and jazz. Perrion is also inspired by the Art Deco movement of the 1920’s, Picasso, Modigliani, Aaron Douglas, the artists of the Harlem Renaissance, Jean Michel Basquiat, and southern folk art. Perrion’s paintings are playful and inviting, intended to be enjoyed by the young, mature and elderly alike.