While stencil art is typically high contrast with bold line work, Logan Hicks’s work transcends this medium’s perceived limitations. His new series of paintings, though created using stencils, shows a subtlety of gradient and color variation, immersing viewers into moody, dimly-lit underwater scenes inspired by Hicks’s recent foray into underwater photography. Hicks took up underwater photography to regain inspiration for his new painting series after hitting personal setbacks over the course of the past year. His new paintings and urban exploration photographs will be in view for a special pop-up exhibition presented by PMM Art Projects titled “Love Never Saved Anything,” on view March 7 through 19 at 154 Stanton Street in New York’s Lower East Side. Take a look at some sneak peeks of his new work below.
Images courtesy of Logan Hicks