Location: United States
Warren Hicks was born and raised in Chickasha, Oklahoma and studied Architectural Design at Oklahoma State University. Prior to graduation, he moved to Miami, Florida to explore opportunities within the music industry. After twelve years, Hicks briefly returned to architectural drafting and eventually landed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Still searching for the perfect creative outlet, he began painting in 2002, quickly developing a unique style he calls Surreal Geometric Abstraction.
Hicks’ artistic evolution has been as unique as his personal revolution. His experiences in the music industry and architectural drafting enrich his paintings with melodic imagery, striking colors and precise execution. He has morphed through a progression of styles and influences - embracing, digesting, and discarding - always in search of the next challenge. It seems he never stands still. Witty titles that often employ wordplay suggest an art that winks at the peccadilloes of everyday life.
This seemingly random hybridization of styles could go on productively for quite some time, it appears. Kandinsky, Arp, Miro, Braque, Klee - pureed in Hicks' aesthetic, eclectic blender only to come out as - well - a Hicks original.