Linear Perspectivism, A Visual History
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.
Linear Perspectivism - An art style and painting technique, developed and used by artist Erik Hesson, in which 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. This style is an attempt to create a balanced fusion of Geometric Abstraction, Cubism, and Realism; incorporating mathematical calculations and sacred geometry into the three-dimensional composition to achieve the desired aesthetics. This style was first introduced in 2017 by Erik Hesson, a resident artist of St. Petersburg, Fl.
Linear Perspectivism Collection - Original Oil Paintings
A Visual History of the Art Style, Since its Inception in 2017
'Coastal Serenity'. Erik Hesson. 2017. 24x48in. Oil on Canvas
'Balanced Perspective'. Erik Hesson. 2018. 36x48in. Oil on Canvas
'Opposing Perspectives'. Erik Hesson. 2018. 36x36in. Oil on Canvas
'Floating Home'. Erik Hesson. 2019. 36x48in. Oil on Canvas
'Dali Museum, St Pete'. Erik Hesson. 2019. 36x48in. Oil on Canvas
'Elevated Perspective'. Erik Hesson. 2019. 36x48in. Oil on Canvas
'Stairway to Heaven'. Erik Hesson. 2019. 24x36in. Oil on Canvas
'The Dichotomy of Perspective & Reality'. Erik Hesson. 2019. 36x48in. Oil on Canvas
'A View of Northshore from Vinoy'. Erik Hesson. 2020. 24x36in. Oil on Canvas
'Abundance (Halo)'. Erik Hesson. 2020. 36x48in. Oil on Canvas