My abstract paintings are typically spontaneous renderings of chaos featuring texture, color, line and shapes. The process is experiential and visceral. I basically push paint around in ways that some appreciate enough to want to frame and hang on their wall. My Urban Abstracts are photographic images of oft overlooked and otherwise mundane components of our urban environment that when taken out of context and presented as if it were a painting, are notably aligned with Modern Art. With the Municipal Mandalas I seek to discover the hidden fractal geometry that lays dormant within a photographic image. The way the photo is taken can enhance the mandalic expression, but how it ultimately unfolds is nearly always a surprise. I also use my Photoshop skills to produce commercial graphic design as well as digital collage.
Photographer, digital artist and abstract painter born in 1953, Hultberg’s parents were artists active in the emerging New York School of Art that fostered some of the most notable and celebrated artists of the twentieth century. Though he was not classically trained and considers himself self-taught, Hultberg feels he greatly benefited from his early exposure to a wide range of contemporary influences within the world of Modern Art. His abstract paintings are often mixed media, while his Urban Abstracts feature original photography shot in urban environments; taken out of context and printed to look like a painting. His mandalas and op-art designs are original photos that have been digitally manipulated.