Studio Visit: Logan Hicks
by sabine7 / August 22, 2012


New York artist Logan Hicks uses layers of stencils to create murals and smaller pieces of work that reflect "the dynamics of the urban environment". Originally a screenprinter, Logan now uses spray paint to focus on the world of the city streets. Today he takes us inside to his studio to give us a taste of his medium... And make us very envious of his tidy-up skills.

Logan tells us, "My studio is located in the East Williamsburg Industrial park. I like it over here because it's grimey. Nice and dirty, pure industrial. I use tons of spraypaint and work with wood quite a bit, so it's not an easy medium to live with. Here i can spray to my hearts content and not worry about pissing people off or gassing them to death with the fumes.
This is a temporary studio space, as I am looking to take on more studio space. Ideally I'd like to have between 1000 and 2000 sq ft. Currently I only have 500, which is the bare minimum for the work that I do. My studio consists of two rooms. My spray out room, and the computer room. I do all the dirty work in the spray out room. This is where i cut wood, spray stencils, seal and shellac the artwork, and sand. The computer room is for storage, design, and any other clean process."



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Safety first! Plenty of respirators around the studio. Paint fumes will take a few IQ points off of you if you don't protect yourself.


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Dewalt art makers. One of the few brands that I have loyalty towards.


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With nearly 400 cans of pant, organization is crucial. Here is half of the paint that I have. The rest is stored throughout the studio under tables, on shelves, behind other containers of paint, etc.


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From inside the sprayout booth.


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I make my own frames. Here is my collection of spring clamps, corner joiners, c-clamps, glue, tape and other necessities.


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I use all different brands of paint as long as it dries flat. Rustoleum Metallics the on my favorite list.

+ LoganHicks.com


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