In Harmony
American Art Collector|August 2021
It’s tempting to call paintings by Ron Hicks “enigmatic.” The word comes from the Greek ainissesthai, which means “to speak in riddles.” That doesn’t work. Nor does “mysterious.”
RON HICKS

Hicks gives enough information in his portraits to engage the viewer. Rather than revealing more, he allows the viewer to read into the faces while, at the same time, marveling at the way he has constructed them. They emerge from abstract fields of muted color with the occasional pop of high chroma. His figures are one with the abstraction; multidimensional and complex, they are oases of calm in a chaotic world.

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