b. 1971, Maryland, United States
Logan Hicks is a New York-based artist known for his photorealistic stenciled paintings. Having studied at the Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art in the early 1990s, Hicks cut his teeth as a successful screen printer, before being inspired to branch into stencils. Called a painter with a “photographer’s eye,” Hicks’ work has largely focused on the perception of the environment, at times humanizing its architectural angles and structures, and at others using its vastness to explore self identity. With an old masters approach to lighting, Hicks sculpts ordinary architectural scenes into deeply metaphorical and contemplative imagery through stenciled aerosol. In recent years, the artist has delved further into his own metaphorical language to create dream-like imagery that explores his own meditative contemplation on the world that surrounds us.