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Logan Hicks  New York, NY

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About Logan


Logan Hicks is a New York-based stencil artist whose work explores the dynamics of the urban environment. Originally a screenprinter, Logan’s work has gained notoriety due to his ability to capture the sometimes mundane cycle of city life in a haunting, yet refined way with his hand-sprayed stencils.

Stenciling started as a substitution for screenprinting, but quickly morphed into Logan’s medium of choice. A perfect union was conceived by spraypainting stencils his subjects: the dirty and gritty nature of the spraypaint thoroughly depicted the decay of the city while the muted shine of metallic paint mirrored the faint glimmer of hope and life within it. It is this symbiotic relationship with the city that fuels his work.

With his photorealistic style, Logan draws a parallel between the cold, harsh city and a warm, vibrant organism. It is alive; a breathing creature where the ebb and flow of people washing over its sidewalks act as cells circulating through its veins. Buildings block passageways, walls block views, doors hide openings. The outside world is effectively shut out while the city creates its own reality. Confined spaces on subways, honeycomb living structures; it is a labyrinth of working systems limited only by its border, its ‘skin’.

Logan uses his art to explore the microcosm in which he is a cell, just part of a whole. The nuances of city life that epitomize the urban existence are what he dwells upon.


Logan appears in the following Top 10 lists


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9 reactions displayed


Sara

11.28.2009 @ 1:09 PM

very nice, the last remindes me of the Matrixs

Susandianemur

11.23.2009 @ 4:44 AM

Must be very tedious work. Quite unusual concept. Sad that that the human race kills itself building communities that deteriorate and then spend all most of their time walking outside them, like zombies, through the rubble.
SusanDianeMurphree/Marianna,Arkansas/Monday,Nov. 23, 2009

Estephania

11.22.2009 @ 5:43 PM

i love it!!!
i love his videos on youtube
amazing!

Show&tell

11.22.2009 @ 5:02 PM

Nice. Logan's art is fantastic and should be seen in person.

You can view his current art show at the link below

http://showandtellgallery.com/exhibition_profile.php?id=13

Andi

11.22.2009 @ 4:28 PM

what's the name of this piece?

Anonymous

11.22.2009 @ 3:49 PM

AMAZING! i looove the first one. i can't believe that is a stencil! it looks like a photograph.

Sara

11.22.2009 @ 3:29 PM

As a photographer (albeit a wildlife photographer) it was nice to see that we are all one. Plant life and human life are still here, despite the world's attempt to stamp it out.

Casey shannon

11.22.2009 @ 2:47 PM

Interesting work. Creative use of screening.

Bailey

11.22.2009 @ 1:04 PM

that is really cool

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