This may have nothing to do with the hip-hop music scene directly, per se, but there is a visual designer who has partially been inspired by the culture. This particular person hails from Birmingham, Alabama and has made his mark on the world since 1994, when a painting of his was showcased at the Cafe Versailles in Atlanta.
This person’s name (or nom de plume) is Clay Hood.
Hood, born Clayton M. Hood, studied at the Atlanta College of Art and has placed his paintings in various locations around Atlanta, the Tampa Bay area, Miami, and his native Birmingham, where he currently sells his art.
Hood has a Facebook page but recommends that inquiries be made at www.clayhood.com.
Part of the Facebook description goes as such:
“His passion for painting has had its benefits. Mr. Hood’s images have been reproduced in the pages of such publications as Impact, Watermark, Liquid and Miamigo. His brush has immortalized the memories of circuit parties and charitable events, and he is currently working on an album cover design.
The themes of Clayton’s work range from mythology to classic literature, from sexuality to philosophy. He has worked in such media as acrylics, oils, ceramics, textiles, and permanent markers. He has painted storefronts, canvasses, Christmas ornaments and umbrellas. He even painted an art school friend for a class project.”
There always something to respect about a free spirit.
Thanks to Joshua “DJ Domenian” Landerfelt for the information.
Columbia, SC, if you have an eye for art, check Mr. Hood out.
Ars gratia artis.