“Ultimately the way that you produce the work is simply the medium you use, it’s not the center point, so I think any art should exist solely on an aesthetic level for the initial viewing.''
Logan Hicks is a New York-based artist known for using multiple layers of stencils to achieve photorealistic imagery. Hicks works both on canvas and in large-scale mural, with permanent stenciled murals in Miami, Baltimore, New York, Tunisia, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Paris and beyond.
Originally a screen printer, 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 multi-layered stencils. Called a painter with a photographer’s eye, Hicks’ work has largely focused on the perception of the urban environment, at times humanizing its architectural angles and structures, and at others using its vastness to explore identity, awe, and loneliness.
Through an almost old masters approach to lighting, Hicks has learned to manipulate ordinary architectural scenes into deeply metaphorical and contemplative imagery, compounded with his usage of color in the studio. In 2016, he was chosen as the featured artist for the historic Bowery Wall in New York City, his piece, The Story of my Life” was a five layer stencil that incorporated over 800 lbs of stencils.