There’s a quest for many artist to express their inner truth. For even fewer, they take us deeper, teaching us how to see the world more broadly.
In this newest direction, Ron Hicks combines a unique visual language adding the depth of abstraction to his figurative bodies.
This metaphoric translation brings forth two opposite identities we often recognize in separate form. One of human identity and expression, the other from his distinct imagination. This combination creates a living harmony that challenges our idea of classical representation. Which Hicks is so masterfully trained.
Now he pushes these contrasting elements to a new level of fine art where this collision of styles are made with such skill, they appear with ease that speak of a partnership that has always belonged. For Hicks this intersection makes a very deliberate and aesthetic artistic statement to be sure. One that brings forth these moments of unique character that further extend our own understanding of his visual language. Unifying and commingling poetic lines and gentle mass-forms in a painted world only this artist can bring.
- M.C. Gadlin