American artist and designer, born in 1988 and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, Trey Hurst currently lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand.
His work is an exercise in Pattern-Building, using simple and repetitive brushwork. Trey's portfolio consists mostly of large, abstract ink and watercolor drawings on handmade Saa paper.
Two themes compose his work: Memory and Place: Complex patterns that articulate the artist's fragmented and distorted memories, emotions, and history. They represent his experience in a given place and time.
Material and Process: Simple patterns and compositions which Trey Hurst constructs through both repetitive mark-making and fluid strokes. These pieces reflect dichotomies, like calm and anxiety or fluidity and rigidity.
The artist is beginning to explore his relationship with Southern Louisiana in his recent work.
Originally trained as an architect, he draws inspiration from constantly making and remaking patterns in our built environment. The lines and grids of urban infrastructure, the shapes and textures of building facades, and how our man-made structures interact with nature all inform my approach to drawing and painting.