Ricky Hunt’s work is influenced by Egyptian hieroglyphs, graffiti and his tumultuous past that led to a paradigm shift in creativity and life. On his sculptural and three-dimensional mixed media artworks he covers the wood panel with carefully placed nails and creates intriguing portraits with thread woven through the nails. The harmony of the overall filography composition finds its way through his intricate threading of yarn into a cohesive visual statement. Hidden within the patterns and markings of this string art portrait are limitless points of interest, constantly revealing the imagery in a new way for us to discover. His works have been exhibited at galleries and art fairs internationally, including New York, Zurich, Hong Kong and London.
This one-of-a-kind black and white, original mixed media artwork is 47 inch square. The nails and thread add a three-dimensional texture to this unique artwork. It is wired and ready to hang. It does not require framing. It is signed and dated by the artist on the back of the artwork. Free local Los Angeles delivery. Affordable US and global shipping is available. A certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware are included.
Philosophy, mathematics, scientific theory, poetry and astronomy are a few of the themes that run through his paintings and he expresses it with unique imagery. Hunt describes his contemporary imagery as, “Chaotic order pouring from the watery depths of my unconscious”.
Ricky Hunt lives and paints in Los Angeles. 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 Basquiat and 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 success started with his first sold-out exhibition in Los Angeles in 2016 which led to an international collector base and exhibitions worldwide.
2017 Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong
2017 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Kunstwarenhaus Zurich, Switzerland
2017 Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
2017 Affordable Art Fair London, UK
2017 Art Palm Springs (Fine Art Fair), Palm Springs, CA
2016 Greystone, Beverly Hills, CA
2016 Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
2016 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA