About

Artist's Statement

I observe what I see from the outside and inside of myself in order to synthesize elements of time and eternity into a vision that at times expresses ambiguity, and other times, concrete form. There is a place that I call the “borderland,” that exists between the conscious and the unconscious. This is the land where potentials arrive from the heights and the depths to be transformed into actuals.

 

The interplay of these events embodies a creative force that can be used for destruction or construction and combination of both that is not easy to define, but is a product of growth and transformation. The borderland is where the soul sits, from this vantage point there is a universal language that can bridge the illusionary gap between areas like art/science, chaos/solution, and human/divine. My paintings are an expression of spirit connecting forces synchronized with time, all branching back into the Father. I refer to my paintings as Spiritual Weapons of Mass Construction.

About Eric

 

Eric Anthony Hinds was born in New Mexico, growing up outside of Santa Fe in the high desert. Coming from a lineage of doctors it is easy to see where his inquisitive nature began. 

Due to his parent’s great appreciation of local and International art, Hinds developed a powerful interest in the creative process at an early age. Eric’s godparents are highly respected master artisans of Native American pottery from the San Ildefonso Pueblo. He was six months old when a naming ceremony was held in his honor, giving him the name Tse Pen [Eagle Mountain]. 

The significance of such actions and growing of age in such a spiritually rich landscape left deep roots within Hinds. The effect of the vast pueblos of New Mexico and the significant art that its inhabitants created is, to this day, an intrinsic part of the history of this great artist. 

On the journey towards manhood Hinds spent many days questioning the nature of his home. With a direct view of Los Alamos he felt a great sense of wonder. His wild imagination envisioned the past, Indians and western settlers, an ancient wildness. While surrounded with the beauty of the land and a cultural history as rich as they come, he could feel the faint rumble of nuclear warheads being ignited underground just across the valley. This testing of such powerful tools of destruction opposed the whole nature of the region. This potent and tragic dichotomy would soon become the driving force in a new and passionate expression for Hinds.

Visionary Artist

 

A rebellious attitude landed Hinds in a Boarding School located in Downtown Denver, Colorado. Feeling the confides of a strange city and heightened discipline Eric sought refuge through painting. In an attempt to regain the peace of the desert and the spirit he was accustomed to feeling from the land, his hands and mind began to create. Bold colors and sweeping landscapes began to form. His journey as an artist had started. There was a calling, a feeling of home that he had never experienced before. Reflecting back on these times Hinds says, “It’s as if I woke up across the border of my nearsightedness and gained citizenship in the eternal adventure.” 

After a brief time at the University of Montana, Hinds transferred to the revered Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (RMCAD) in Denver, Colorado. Under the direction of painting chair Clark Richert, Hinds further refined his skills. Hinds has been inspired by the masterful techniques of renaissance painters as well as surrealism and contemporary masters. He won various awards including Best of Department in the 2002 Annual Student Exhibition at RMCAD. Utilizing old masters’ glazing techniques Hinds achieves a quality to his paintings that are unmatched in many prevailing works. The images he creates transcend cultural boundaries and limitations. His magnificent works are enlightening and bold, in opposition with his childhood memories of nuclear testing. Hinds refers to his paintings as Spiritual Weapons of Mass Construction. 

Hinds has exhibited his work in the USA and abroad and since 2007 has received numerous international awards for his contribution to Art as well as Human Rights. This year 2017, he has been nominated by ACCADEMIA “ITALIA IN ARTE NEL MONDO” ASSOCIAZIONE at www.italiainartenelmondo.it to receive the award titled “THE RIACE WARRIORS” subtitled (“ THE OLD AND THE YOUNG” ) “ as well as an international award for Human Rights : “VICTOR HUGO” Award. Hinds refers to his paintings as “Spiritual Weapons of Mass Construction.” “Expressions in my paintings are manifested in order to elevate, transform and transfigure the human mind. In my methods I am concerned with turning potentialities into actualities”. Hinds is a strong proponent of Freedom through the vehicle of art. "Freedom for humanity from oppression and hypocrisy is essential for there to be world peace and true creativity.

Resumé

 

Exhibitions and Honors

 

- 2017 - Guerrieri Di Riace Award / Prize at Teatro “G.Paisiello” in - Lecce Italy

from the cultural Association "Italia in Arte Nel Mondo” in Brindisi Italy

- 2016 - Beato Angelico Award / Prize at the Teatro "G.Paisiello” in - Lecce Italy
from the cultural Association "Italia in Arte Nel Mondo” in Brindisi Italy

- 2015 - David of Bernini Award / Prize at the Teatro "G.Paisiello” in - Lecce Italy
from the cultural Association "Italia in Arte Nel Mondo” in Brindisi Italy

- 2015 - Peter Paul Rubins Award /Prize in - Lecce Italy
from the cultural Association "Italia in Arte Nel Mondo“ in Brindisi Italy Grand Hotel Tiziano in Lecce,

- 2014 - Raffaello Sanzio Award / Prize at the Teatro "G.Paisiello” in - Lecce Italy
from the cultural Association "Italia in Arte Nel Mondo” in Brindisi Italy

- 2012 - Netunno Award / Prize at the Teatro “G.Paisiello” in - Lecce Itlay
from the cultural Association "Italia in Arte Nel Mondo” in Brindisi Italy

- 2011 - Vincent Van Gogh Award / Prize from the cultural Association "Italia in Arte Nel Mondo” in Brindisi Italy Grand Hotel Tiziano in Lecce,

- 2010 David of Michelangelo Award /Prize at the Teatro “G.Paisiello" in - Lecce Italy
from the Cultural Association ” Italia in Arte Nel Mondo” in Brindisi Italy

- 2009 - “Berlin Germany Exhibition”, Argentine Embassy, Berlin Germany celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall 1989/2009

- 2009 - Leonardo da Vinci International Art Award and Exhibition – celebrating the study of IL vero volto di Leonardo da Vinci (“The Leonardo da Vinci’s true face”). At the Teatro “G.Paisiello" in - Lecce Italy from the Cultural Association ” Italia in Arte Nel Mondo” in Brindisi Italy

- 2009 - “Denver Seminary Exhibition”, Denver Colorado, USA

- 2008 - Michelangelo Buonarroti Award and Exhibition at the Teatro "G.Paisiello" - LECCE
from Cultural Association “Italia in Arte” in Brindisi Italy, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the stating of the Cisten Chaple. 1508/2008

- 2008 - “Ferrara Collective Exhibition” Art Domain Gallery, Leipzig, Germany

- 2007 - “Visiting Artists Exhibition,” Winter Park, Colorado, USA

- 2007 - “Solitary Messenger”, Galleria Icosahedron, New York, New York, USA

- 2007 - “Rooms of The Memory”, Castle Svevo, Bari Provence, Italy

- 2007 - “Fourth “II De Nittis Biennale,” Barletta, Italy

- 2007 - “Four Nations, One Spirit,” Habitat Gallery in Denver, Colorado, USA

- 2006 - “Magic Paths of Art,” Estense Castle curated by Paola Trevisan, Ferrara, Italy

- 2006 - “Studio Exhibition”, Denver, Colorado, USA

- 2005 - “International Biennale of Contemporary Art,” Florence, Italy

 

Museums

 

- Painting Permanently On Display At The (Svevo Castle) Trani Castle Museum, Trani Italy In The Provence Of Bari.

 

Awards

- 2017 - I Guerrieri Di Riace Award / Exhibition At Teatro “G.Paisiello” In - Lecce Italy. From The Cultural Association "Italia In Arte Nel Mondo” In Brindisi Italy

- 2017 - Victor Hugo Human Rights Award/Prize From The Cultural Association "Italia In Arte Nel Mondo” In Brindinsi Italy At The Teatro “G.Paisiello” In - LECCE Itlay “ The Honor Committee Gives Master Eric Anthony Hinds The Title Of “ Ambassador Of Culture In The World For Human Rights."

- 2016 - Beato Angelico Award Exhibition At The Teatro "G.Paisiello” In - Lecce Italy From The Cultural Association "Italia In Arte Nel Mondo” In Brindisi Italy

- 2016 - Paolo VI Human Rights Award/Prize From The Cultural Association "Italia In Arte Nel Mondo” In Brindinsi Italy At The Teatro “G.Paisiello” In - LECCE Itlay “ The Honor Committee Gives Master Eric Anthony Hinds The Title Of “ Ambassador Of Culture In The World For Human Rights."

- 2015 - David Of Bernini Award Exhibition At The Teatro "G.Paisiello” In - Lecce Italy From The Cultural Association "Italia In Arte" In Brindisi Italy

- 2015 - Anne Frank Human Rights Award/Prize From The Cultural Association "Italia In Arte Nel Mondo” In Brindinsi Italy At The Teatro “G.Paisiello” In - LECCE Itlay “ The Honor Committee Gives Master Eric Anthony Hinds The Title Of “ Ambassador Of Culture In The World For Human Rights."

- 2015 - Peter Paul Rubins Award/Prize From The Cultural Association "Italia In Arte" In Brindisi Italy “Offers A Very High Level Praise For Your Daily Commitment In The Business Of Providing An Important Contribution Of Writing Another Page Of The International Contemporary Art History.” At Grand Hotel Tiziano In Lecce,

- 2014 - Raffaello Sanzio Award/Prize From The Cultural Association "Italia In Arte" In Brindisi Italy At The Teatro “G.Paisiello” In - LECCE Itlay Award Given For, “Praise To You Master Eric Anthony Hinds For Your Personal Theory, Anthropological And Linguistic Research, As Applied To The New Concept Of Contemporary Art, Which Has Enabled You To Overcome The Conditionings Academic And Social, Identifying So, New Compositional Models And At The Same Time, Alternative, Which Enhance Your Creativity. From The Cultural Association “Italia In Arte Nel Mondo”

- 2014 - Nelson Mandela Human Rights Award/Prize From The Cultural Association "Italia In Arte" In Brindinsi Italy At The Teatro “G.Paisiello” In - LECCE Italy “ The Honor Committee Gives Master Eric Anthony Hinds The Title Of “ Ambassador Of Culture In The World For Human Rights." From The Cultural Association “Italia In Arte Nel Mondo”

- 2014 - Salvo D’ Acquisto Award For Ideal Tribute To The Vice - Sargent Salvo D’ Acquisto Celebrating 200th Anniversary Of The Founding Of The Carabinieri From The Cultural Association "Italia In Arte Nel Mondo” " In Brindinsi Italy At The Grand Hotel Tiziano In Lecce,

- 2012 - Nettuno Award/Prize From The Cultural Association "Italia In Arte" In Brindisi Italy, 15 Dicembre 2012 - Teatro "G.Paisiello" - LECCE From The Cultural Association “Italia In Arte Nel Mondo”

- 2012 - Spartacus - Human Rights Award/Prize For Freedom “ Spartacus Is The Emblem Of The Idealistic Hero, Capable Of The Titanic Struggle, In The Name Of Freedom.” 15 Dicembre Teatro "G.Paisiello" - LECCE From The Cultural Association “Italia In Arte Nel Mondo”

- 2011 - Vincent Van Gogh Award From The Cultural Association "Italia In Arte" In Brindisi Italy Dedicated To The "Salento Porta D’Oriente 2011”.Grand Hotel Tiziano In Lecce,

- 2011 - “Special Award For Human Rights' General Giuseppe Garibaldi "On The Occasion Of 150 Years Of The Unification Of Italy, Events Organized By The Cultural Assocalia Italia In Arte”. Grand Hotel Tiziano In Lecce,

- 2010 - David Of Michelangelo Award/Prize From The Cultural Association ” Italia In Arte ” In Brindisi In Collaboration With The Dipartimento Di Scienza Dei Materiali Universita Del Salento December 10 2010 In -Lecce Italy “For The Incomparable Message Contained In Your Art Work Which Is The Fruit Of Your Own Exclusive Intellectual Commitment.” This Award Is Bestowed As A High Recognition To Personalities In The World Of Art, Science And Culture On The 510th Anniversary Of The Realization Of The Famous Sculpture “David” Michelangelo Buonarroti, The Most Well Known Sculpture In The World. Teatro "G.Paisiello" - LECCE Http://Www.Italiainarte.It/Nuovo/Eventi_david.Php

- 2010 - “Salvo D’ Acquisto 2010 Human Rights Special Award From The Cultural Association ” Italia In Arte Nel Mondo ” In Brindisi In Collaboration With The Dipartimento Di Scienza Dei Materiali Universita Del Salento December 10 2010 At Teatro "G.Paisiello" - LECCE -Lecce Italy ” " For The Competence With Which You Express The Most Spacious Thought Of Freedom Through Your Art Work.”

- 2009 - Leonardo Da Vinci International Art Award/Prize –International Art Award/Prize – Celebrating The Study Of IL Vero Volto Di Leonardo Da Vinci (“The Leonardo Da Vinci’s True Face”). Award Given By Associazione Culturale Italia In Arte Nel Mondo, Brindisi, Italy In Collaboration With The Dipartimento Di Scienza Dei Materiali Universita Del Salento. December 10 Teatro "G.Paisiello" - LECCE

- 2009 - Martin Luther King Jr – Human Rights Award/Prize – In Honor Of Martin Luther King And The Commemoration Of The Sixth Decade Of Human Rights Charter, Signed In New York 1948. Award Given By Associazione Culturale Italia In Arte Nel Mondo , Brindisi, Italy In Collaboration With The Dipartimento Di Scienza Dei Materiali Universita Del Salento December 10, 2009 At Teatro "G.Paisiello"

- 2009 - Eric Anthony Hinds Received A Diploma Di Merito And Victory Medal From Galleria D ‘ Arte Moderna “Alba” And – Ferrara Italy.

- 2008 - Michelangelo Buonarroti Award 2008 From The Cultural Association “Italia In Arte” In Brindisi Italy, In Commemoration With The 500th Anniversary Of The Start Of The Vault Ceiling 1508/1512 Of The Sistine Chapel In Rome. Award Given By Italia In Arte Nel Mondo

- 2008 - Human Rights Award From The Cultural Association ” Italia In Arte ” In Brindisi Italy In Collaboration With The Dipartimento Di Scienza Dei Materiali Universita Del Salento December 2008 At The Teatro "G.Paisiello" - LECCE In Commemoration With The 60th Anniversary Of The Signing Of The Human Rights Documents Signed In 1948. This Award Signifies The Development And Achievement Of Freedom And And The Rights Of Men And Women From Around The World. Italiainarte.It

- 2008 - Eric Anthony Hinds Received A Diploma Di Merito And Victory Medal From Galleria D ‘ Arte Moderna “Alba” And – Ferrara Italy.

- 2008 - Was Given The Official Unsolicited Nationwide Honorary Title Of “PROFESSOR ERIC ANTHONY HINDS”, Associated Academician Of Verbano In The Arts

 

In 2008, This Honor Was Given By The ACCADEMIA INTERNAZIONALE < greci="" –="" marino="">> DEL VERBANO DI LETTERE, ARTI, SCIENZE , In Vinzaglio, Italy.

 

Publications

 

- 2008 - Edition Of The International Encyclopaedic Dictionary Of Modern And Contemporary Art, Ferrara, Italy

- 2009 - Edition Of The International Encyclopaedic Dictionary Of Modern And Contemporary Art, Ferrara, Italy