Erik Hesson is a self-taught artist who has been developing his style and mastering his craft for decades.
Claiming to have initially learned how to paint in a highly-cognitive dream state, his artistic journey has truly been an exploratory and experimental process throughout its many phases. For a vast majority of the time, variations of Abstract Expressionism were his style of choice; with some Geometric Abstraction and a few other styles like Impressionism being experimented with as well.
Feeling confident after a few years of developing his style and skill, which includes a unique texture and shading technique that introduces a new way of capturing light, he created an innovative new art style called Linear Perspectivism. A scene is represented from a single perspective, using basic geometric forms, dynamic texture and vibrant colors to create an idealized three-dimensional abstract composition.
With this new style, Erik is attempting to create a new visual language in art, one which uses the Classical Principle of Linear Perspective as the predominant construct of the composition/aesthetic, as opposed to being an underlying design element.
“What Cubism did to the Cube, Linear Perspectivism does to Linear Perspective,” he says. Linear Perspectivism has three main influences: Kandinsky’s Geometric Abstraction, Picasso’s Cubism and the Classical Principles of Linear Perspective and Proportion.