ENERGY | FREQUENCY | VIBRANCY 2022, an international online digital arts exhibition by Rick Hurst opens on March 02, and will continue through April 01, 2022.
An ongoing exploration of universal components in the origin of cosmic life and its evolution. Each artwork in Rick Hurst's solo exhibition is a unique window into that continuum, anywhere from the first spark of life energy to the sophisticated harmony and complexity of the human mind.
He sees universal energies throughout his surrounding world — the life forces of nature, the vibrancy of color, the vitality and strength of architecture.
All of his designs begin with original photography, which he melds into digital artworks using multiple exposures, layers, color-transformations and art filters.
Nature and architecture are the foundations for his abstract designs: Dali Museum DNA staircase spirals merge with a Budapest spa domed ceiling; leftover grape stems morph into a micro view of essential building blocks of life.
His purpose is to interpret and reveal those energies to all who view his art — to awaken curiosity, prompt introspection, feed their inner being; to have his designs resonate with them.
Visit this unique exhibition at: https://www.exhibizone.com/energy-frequency-vibrancy-2022-exhibition
My childhood refuge was to immerse myself in the natural world around me — experiencing the beauty of nature, the vibrancy of color, the variety of architecture. This eventually led to a 1982 Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in Art History from the University of Southern Mississippi, and to a 1984 Summer Course in Illustration at Parsons School of Design in New York, NY. Not finding a job in the arts field, I joined the federal government in the mid-80s, and eventually retired in Washington, DC as a paralegal.
After moving to the Gulf Coast of Alabama, I converted my new garage into an artist’s studio, and revived my talents in acrylics and watercolors and my interest in abstract forms. I participated in art markets, artists’ co-ops, galleries and art shows, even winning awards and mounting a 6-month one-man show. All these venues were in multiple cities in Alabama and western Florida.
To satisfy my cravings for new avenues of creativity, I began experimenting with digital photos of nature, architecture and my own artwork, altering colors and combining images in multiple overlays. By the time I moved to St Petersburg, Florida in 2016, I was wholly committed to the digital art world.
Now my tools for expressing myself as an artist have changed: I work with clean hands — no brushes, no pencils, no splattered acrylics, watercolors or oils — and I can take new photographs and work digitally from any location.
My photography captures the beauty and spirit of nature and the real world. I meld these into digital artworks using multiple exposures, layers, color transformations and advanced art filters – images which may live through many iterations.
Each digital image is my personal expression of inspiration from the real world, explored and revealed through my own artistic imagination.