Artist Logan Hicks Stencils Up the X-Games’ Street Course

29 07 2009

logan-hicksRenowned stencil artist Logan Hicks will be adding his flare to this year’s X-Games, July 30 – August 3 in Los Angeles 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.

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.

With his art featured in a series of cutting-edge Nike commercials staring Le Bron James. Hicks 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. Sounds like these X-games pieces will be a perfect addition to his resume.

If you’re hitting the X-games this year, be sure to check his work out. Good luck to my girl Lorena Lima! Yeeeeow!

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