Thank you for visiting Rick Secen Studio. Here you will find original oil paintings of all sizes.
Small and medium sized works are typically themed to reflect life in New York City. Some of them are meant to be studies for possible large paintings.
Large paintings are often my most conceptual in nature. For more, please continue. >
Established Gallery features Brooklyn's most exciting local artists and is also the location of my personal studio and gallery.
Visit us at 75 6th Avenue Brooklyn (and Flatbush Avenue).
My large conceptual paintings are figurative scenes portraying a character having a direct interaction with light.
Light itself becomes a character in the story.
Using our profound connection with light, I tell stories of empathy in a single moment. The paintings depict our isolation, our sense of cumulative loss through our lives, and our struggle simply to be alive, while simultaneously capturing our yearning, our fascination, our hope in the radiance of the sun, and all moments that shine.
"Black Liberty Leading, June 2020 - Columbus Circle Facing Trump Tower"
During the summer of 2020 the world responded with outrage to the murder of George Floyd.
As an artist I felt compelled to capture the moment as I saw it, with peaceful protesters demanding the freedoms guaranteed by the founding ideals of our country. I believe in those ideals, and for the continued fight to bring them to each member of my community and country.
This painting reflects the the black community leading us all in the fight for freedom in our time.