Hergert is one of us narrative artists here in Portland. We adore him and his work. Hergert shows us the dark underbelly of the city but often adds a little whimsy, which lightens up the tone and injects humor.
Of this painting he writes “I walked by this guy as he whooshed a skill saw between his legs with the joy of making money off others’ junk. The scrapper subculture is a world I have indulged in and I am rather fond of the messy outlaws that live the life.”
Check out the Lives of the Artists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4ZD6zRs9qM for a recent interview with Hergert. He also has an upcoming solo exhibition at Chaos Gallery https://www.chaosgallerypdx.com/ opening March 5th!