Comic Book Figures: Art by Darren Hurst
Based in Fresno, California, Darren Hurst is an artist who works in a variety of traditional media. While his portfolio contains a range of styles and subject matter, the artist seems to have a particular fondness for pop-culture, particularly comic book figures.
Darren utilizes a skillful, realistic style in many of his works, rendering original forms and recognizable figures with equal finesse. I like the artist’s gallery of acrylic paintings, where he showcases his eye for conceptual figurative painting. Many of the works in this gallery have a surrealist, symbolic appearance, portraying human and abstract forms in bizarre landscapes and situations, or contorted into abstract shapes.
In his Fan Art gallery, Darren showcases his ability to draw well-known and beloved characters from comic books and movies. While in some cases, the drawing is an homage to a specific scene of poster, in many cases Darren takes the character and creates an entirely new composition. Each work functions as an idealized movie poster or comic book cover.