About The Artist
Ronald “Wick” Wickersham is and Arizona-based artist who works in mixed media. His work overflows with vibrancy and life, and there’s an unexpected ambiguity inserted throughout his canvases.
About The Artwork
“At first glance, the viewer sees shameless color, complex texture, and spontaneity. The creativity is raw and it’s uncooked, perhaps rough. However, a closer examination reveals an unexpected elegance along with an ambiguity, that is carefully inserted through out the work. Painted juxtapositions hold meaning-- often playful themes or an occasional social or political message, but the real meaning is always left to the viewer. Thoughts run rampant with unfinished phrases. And trains of thought that barrel through the station, slowing down just enough to splash their way on to the canvas. Correct spelling becomes a casualty. Some images may have the feel of having been applied because time was running out and it seems as if the artist is in a hurry to tell us something … or for the audience to tell him something! Sometimes rudderless, the art beckons for the viewer to give it direction. This work is not for everyone. This work is for those who are not afraid to examine or reexamine notions they have always assumed to be true. The subject of raw art may even beckon for the eyewitness to take a side. Often leaving us with more questions than answers, it becomes clear the artist does not take a side.” –As printed in Rolling Stone Magazine