D J HERBIN
The Artist recalls ” My natural ability allowed me to see at an early age that I was pretty good. My surroundings inspire me most of all. I was about 7 years old when I really began to sit down and draw a lot. Then at bout 15 years of age , I began to take my talent seriously.”
Herbin describes his Art as natural, bold, colorful, and precise.
” I use acrylic paint mostly but I have created with Spray paint, pastels, wood, metal, cloth, along with pencil and ink on just about anything that I can get my hands on.” Says the Artist.
DJ Herbin’s works have been shown all over the Triad from The African American Atelier, Uptown Artworks, ArtsSpace Uptown, The Artist Bloc, local barbershops, diners, coffee shops, Clubs, parks, rec centers. He has also created murals for clients homes in the Triad. The Artist won a state art contest in 2001 as a student.
I would describe the style as a fusion of Expressionism as far a the color applications and heavily defined decisive Pop Art black lines to frame the figures and faces. The blacks cause the bright palette ranging from pastel tones and pure vivid color-schemes to grab a viewer’s attention. The works instantly appear cohesive and one would immediately see them as part of a series. And ideal for all print-making applications. The subject matter covers figure as well as landscape works. He has been seen in the Greensboro, NC area painting live Downtown.
He routinely accepts 2-3 commissioned projects at a time.
He can be found on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/dherbinart/