The Studio of Logan Maxwell Hagege

Categories: 2023 January-February Issue, Figurative, Hagege, Logan, Landscape, and Oil.

Working in his studio—a 2,000-square-foot space located about 100 feet from his home in Ojai, California, Logan Maxwell Hagege creates award-winning paintings that vibrate with color. Through his use of limited detail, he invites viewers to interact with his images, to become actively engaged as they fill in spaces that he has purposely left unfilled.

“I’m trying to see how little I can put in and still get the point across,” Hagege says. “My paintings are interactive; viewers use their imaginations. They play a role in how the painting is seen.”

Hagege was born and raised in California and studied at Associates in Arts in Sherman Oaks, where he entered the school’s Advanced Master’s program, which was modeled after the French atelier style art schools. In that program, he worked with live models six hours a day, five days a week for two years. He went on to paint impressionistic paintings of women on warm sunlit shores.

Then, about 20 years ago, desert Southwest subjects began to enter Hagege’s paintings.

Read the full article in the January/February 2023 issue.

Runaway Clouds

16″ by 30″

The Man from Bylas

32″ by 25″