Medium of Choice: Acrylic & Aerosol on Wood/Canvas
“I’ve been using Trekell products, both panels and brushes for a decade now. The brushes hold up to my beatings, as I can be hard on some brushes with dry brushing techniques and textural explorations, but I have brushes I still use from ten years ago. Especially the finer detail brushes. On top of the products themselves, they’re the only company that seems to really be about the artists, listening to artists, and promoting them. I’ve seen others since go about trying to use such a model but it comes off insincere. Just has made me even more aware of their impact on our community and I love supporting them as they’ve supported me."
Anthony Hurd is a multidisciplinary artist currently residing in Albuquerque NM. Their work is focused on the expressions of identity. What we relate to and why. The skin we’re in, the jobs we have, the families we create. Why are human’s so obsessed with identifying with and as things that are seemingly limiting to our long term growth?
Anthony was born is Kansas City, Missouri and raised on skateboard culture. As the weird gay kid who made they’re own clothes, cut their and they’re friends hair, painted all night after skating all day, and played bass in hardcore straightedge bands, They knew all too well that they needed to get out on his own and create his own path.
Their art career would start a couple of decades later, after years spent in the entertainment industry doing advertising and subsequently doing freelance work for years following that. The freelance jobs allowed Hurd to get back into painting and explore they’re creative process again.
Anthony recently opened his own public studio/gallery space in Albuquerque NM where he’s been showing artists from around the world. They’ve also been showing their own work around the world, most recently with a solo show in London at Stolen Space Gallery. Additionally having multiple group shows with Thinkspace Gallery, Outre Gallery (Australia), Spoke Art Gallery, ABV Gallery, Keep Contemporary, and more.
With vulnerability and compassion for himself and others, they’ve been able to put a voice to previously unspoken moments. Constantly influenced and inspired by skateboard and music culture to this day, and the perspective of being a queer , non binary step dad, Hurd has created their own space to tell their stories.