HICKS WILL STENCIL/PAINT THE 6,300 SQ FT “STREET COURSE” WHILE ALSO PAINTING A 20’ x 8’ MURAL CELEBRATING THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE X-GAMES
July 27, 2009—Renowned stencil artist Logan Hicks will be adding his flare to this year’s X-Games by painting two large scale projects.
Hicks will be painting the 6,300 sq ft “street course” providing an urban feel to the LA landscape. In addition, Hicks will also be painting a 20’ x 8’ mural celebrating the 15th anniversary of the X-Games. His mural will include X-Game notables such as Travis Pastrana, Shaun White, James Stewart, Ricky Carmichael, Jeremy McGrath, Kyle Loza,
Danny Way, Bob Burnquist, Ryan Sheckler, Jake Brown, Daniel Dhers, Chad Kagy, Dave Mirra, Ken Block and Chad Reed.
The artist will start painting the street course on Tuesday and then take on the oversized mural probably the following week at the HomeDepotCenter. The X-Games run July 30 – August 3 in Los Angeles.
Known for his meticulous, multi-layered stencils, Hicks’ work captures the sensory overload with which a city can inundate a person. His art captures the sprawling urban inhabitants and juxtaposes them against the stark, grey environment they dwell in.
Hicks’ art has been shown in nearly 30 countries in cities as far away as Cape Town, South Africa and Shanghai, China. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Hicks currently calls New York City home.
Logan Hicks’ art has been featured in a series of cutting-edge Nike commercials staring Le Bron James. The artist also had his own apparel line in partnership with Japanese company Medicom, in addition to having his own Logan Hicks signature K-Swiss sneaker backed by a massive MTV ad campaign in Asia.
2009 has already been a breakthrough year for the artist who had his first-ever NY exhibit in May and will have his first-ever solo show in America to be held in Los Angeles this October. Currently he is also serving as curator of the traveling art gallery on the Green Day U.S. tour.
Hicks’ own portraits of band members Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool, and Mike Dirnt is on display throughout the tour. A passionate art and music lover, Hicks has assembled an impressive group of noted artists to show the connection between music and art.
For more information on Logan Hicks see www.loganhicks.com.