Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 60 in
91 x 152 cm
Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles)
Ricky Hunt’s work is influenced by Egyptian hieroglyphs, graffiti, and his tumultuous past that led to a paradigm shift in his creative life. He covers the canvas with unique imagery and geometric script, evoking many of his personal experiences. The harmony of the composition finds its way through his intricate markings in a cohesive visual landscape. Hidden within the patterns and depictions are limitless points of interest, constantly revealing new meanings for discovery.
This unique, textural painting measures 36 inches high by 60 inches wide. It is wired and ready to hang. The sides of this original artwork are painted as a continuation of the front and it does not require framing. It is signed by the artist on the back. Free local Los Angeles delivery. Affordable U.S. and global shipping available. A certificate of authenticity issued by the art gallery is included.
Philosophy, mathematics, scientific theory, poetry, and astronomy are a few of the themes that run through his paintings and he expresses it with a constructed script and unique imagery. Hunt describes his contemporary text-based art, graffiti markings and cartoon like imagery as “chaotic order pouring from the watery depths of my unconscious”.
Ricky Hunt lives in the Los Angeles area. A brief period of drug addiction in the 1980's led to a term of incarceration for the artist. This in turn led to the discovery of his artistic talent and personal transformation through the love of art. He found inspiration in artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.
Hunt began to teach himself to draw in 1995. Nine months later Tiger Woods’ father Earl, commissioned a pastel portrait which he described as “The best portrait of Tiger ever painted”. From this foundation grounded in traditional drawing skills, Hunt's work transformed into his contemporary painting approach seen today. His works are represented by Artspace Warehouse Los Angeles and have been exhibited at galleries and art fairs internationally, including New York, Zurich, Hong Kong and London.
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Much of Ricky Hunt’s work is influenced by Egyptian hieroglyphics, graffiti, and his tumultuous past. After a brief period of drug addiction in the 1980s he was
incarcerated which led to the discovery of his artistic talent and personal transformation through the love of art.
Hunt began to teach himself to draw in 1995. Nine months later Tiger Woods' father Earl, commissioned a pastel portrait which he described as "The best portrait of Tiger ever painted". Hunt is inspired by philosophy, mathematics, scientific theory, poetry, and astronomy and these themes appear in his work repeatedly.
The lively designs with which he covers each canvas flow from him like a melody. The harmony of the overall composition finds its way through his intricate markings into a cohesive visual statement. Hidden in the patterns and markings are limitless points of interest, constantly revealing new meanings.
Inspired by string art’s mathematical origins, his hyperrealistic portraits are created using string and nails only. Meticulously winding single lengths of black thread around thousands of nails on a white wood panel results in a captivating, three-dimensional artwork.
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