About Us:

Unique Modern Art is a contemporary art studio located in St. Petersburg, FL. Founded by self-taught artist Erik Hesson, the studio gallery showcases his original oil paintings, acrylic giclée prints, canvas stretched prints, and framed giclée prints. Hesson's unique style, known as Linear Perspectivism, combines geometric forms, dynamic texture, and vibrant colors to create abstract compositions that challenge traditional notions of perspective. With a focus on innovation and artistic exploration, Unique Modern Art aims to unite people through the power of art and create a sense of kinship within the St. Pete community and the global art community.

Erik Hesson, the artist and CEO of Unique Modern Art, has been developing his artistic style for decades, experimenting with various forms of abstract expressionism and geometric abstraction. His innovative approach to art, Linear Perspectivism, draws inspiration from Kandinsky's Geometric Abstraction, Picasso's Cubism, and the Classical Principles of Linear Perspective and Proportion. Through his artwork and the gallery, Hesson seeks to create a new visual language in art and promote unity among individuals. With a commitment to high-quality artworks and unique gift items, Unique Modern Art invites visitors to explore and appreciate the enriching impact of art in the world.


Fine Artist                                       

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.

Erik has since founded the art website UniqueModernArt.com in Jan 2022, and he is currently participating in multiple exhibits across the Tampa Bay area; including the Dali Dozen 2023 show at the Dali Museum.

Erik's writing career began in 2020 when he became a songwriter, and he has currently written 50 original songs and 4 Non-fiction books; including an autobiography. The books are currently published exclusively on Amazon and Kindle, and the titles are: (1) 'Unique Modern Art: The Story of Erik Hesson's Artistic Journey and Collection of Visual Works', (2) 'Master Mind: Elon Musk', (3) 'Master Mind: Edgar Cayce: A Real Universal Hero', and (4) 'Elon Musk vs. Bill Gates: A Rivalry For The Ages'.

Dali Dozen 2023 Participating Artist

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