Artist Spotlight: Rex DeLoney

Accordingly Yours” by Rex DeLoney, mixed media on paper, 18×24.

ON THIS PIECE:

“‘Accordingly Yours’ highlights the musical genre of zydeco. The popular Cajun music of the Creoles of Color is portrayed showing the rhythm and movement impassioned in playing of the squeezebox. I love the way I was able to portray the musician’s mood correlated with the instruments. The use of color and line in the background creates the aura of movement within the static pose.”

ARTIST STATEMENT:

“My artwork is focused on storytelling, symbolism and spirituality. My goal is to reach the viewer emotionally and spiritually by using vibrant colors to awaken perceptual triggers. I employ visually thick words, phrases or quotes to create imagery that symbolize the hopes, dreams and struggles of African American culture.”

ARTIST BIO:

Rex DeLoney is an artist, educator and fine arts department chair at Little Rock Central High School. He holds a B.A. in commercial art from the University of Central Arkansas and M.A. in education from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington.

DeLoney’s colorful images have garnered awards on regional and national levels, and his work is displayed in private and public art collections across the U.S. DeLoney has spent the last 33 years teaching and mentoring students, with the past 19 years at Little Rock Central High School.

Find DeLoney’s work locally at Hearne Fine Art and his personal gallery Studio Henry, online at rexdeloney.com and on Instagram at @rexdeloney.

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