Jun 12, 2007Logan Hicks: God Of Intricacy & Detail
When I first started out cutting stencils about three years ago, it was because of a certain artist called Banksy. He had driven me into the depths of stencil art and to a certain extent, fashion designing. And so, because of interest and obsession, I dived head first into the www seeking alternate artist of the “lowbrow” art scene, looking for that extra edge in design, hoping to find something different, something downright eye-catching. I found this:
L.H. with his stencil design: Hong Kong Alley
I just could not believe it: look at the detail on the road, the details on the buildings, and even the sky had a orange| red gradient detail! I was above myself. I could not think straight. I did what I had to do, I googled like I have never googled before, searching for information on this Logan Hicks character. Apparently, he started out working in a screen printing shop after graduating from art school. He worked for some time before starting out his own screen printing business, Workhorse Visuals where after a time he got bored doing tees for corporations that he switched to doing posters for bands gigs and clubs. He soon moved to California, and because he had left his screen printing equiptment behind, he started doing stencils, a decision that would soon fetch him underground fame and fortune.
1st Layer of Stencils[crazy!!!] by Logan Hicks
Finished piece, Collaboration: Logan [l] with Sixten[r]
Because of the intricacy and delicacy of his stencil cuttings, and the sheer beauty of his end results, Logan started to get attention wide and far. The likes of Nike and K-Swiss came calling, and soon enough he had his own gallery to run. Some people would probably stop right there, but because of his nature and willingness to share, Logan now curates and represents other up and coming artists. He also goes on tour around the world with some other artists. But life was always never that easy for him. The first 6 years out of school, he had lived in relative poverty, sleeping on the floor next to his screens. However, he had a goal and he stuck to it, and that made the difference. I guess being real anal about things does bring rewards! Whatever it is, if you were a newcomer to the stencil art scene, then here’s a bunch of visuals to welcome and introduce you to this underground world, which Logan Hicks holds a big portion of.
Pieces from The Unraveling
K-Swiss Shoes w Limited Handmade Boxes by Logan Hicks
See Logan Cut
See Logan Paint
This article is based on Internet research & 3rd party interviews.