Ron Burkhardt , founder of Notism and originator of Earth Art, chronicles a society whose multi-tasking demands intrude on every facet of life. His raw, anti-tech work preserves the primal spirituality of our shared histories. In Notism, Ron's relentless notes explode with energy on the canvas. High-voltage abstract symbols collide in searing layers of paint and passion, startling in their power to transform language into emotion.
Born in Jackson, Michigan, and bred in the urban cauldron of New York city, this artistic pioneer merges frenetic scrawls with organic gesture; a free-spirited conglomeration of design and obsessive colors moving with linear rhythms in all directions. In Earth Art, Ron fuses acrylics, enamel, indigenous soil and water in abstract forms and bleaches the canvas in the sun, creating otherworldly shapes and textures.
Ron has won over 200 creative awards and been interviewed on NBC, CBS, CNN, Plum-TV, Aspen’s PBS-TV, and Hamptons/WVVH Television. His paintings are held in numerous museums, private, corporate and university collections in the U.S. and Europe.