Untitled #6, 1998

Ron Hinson
(American, born 1934, died 2019)

Location: Tacoma Community College, Tacoma


Untitled #6 is an example of the late artist Ron Hinson's three-dimensional paintings that explore color relationships, texture, surface, and form. He termed this style "nonobjective," emphasizing a harmonious sense of movement without recognizable images. Hinson also focused on "the shapes of the areas between the shapes, usually referred to as negative shapes." There is a rythmic movement from left to right. Colors are close in value and hue to create a harmony and emphasize the silhouette of the shapes.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Tacoma Community College.


Late Olympia, Washington-based artist and teacher Ron Hinson created abstract, three-dimensional, painted constructions. He explains that "it is a painting because colors, shapes and drawing with the brush are of greater importance than is the three-dimensional component."
Born and raised in Ohio, Hinson graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He worked in advertising in New York City before moving to the Pacific Northwest. He taught at South Puget Sound Community College and The Evergreen State College, both in Olympia, Western Washington.

Material CategorySculpture - wood
MediumAcrylic paint and plaster on Masonite board and wood
Dimensions51 in x 91 in x 12 in
ID NumberWSAC2000.226.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyTacoma Community College
Artwork LocationTacoma Community College
Building 5, Lobby
WA CountyPierce
Site TypeCollege
Address6501 S 19th St.
Tacoma, WA 98466
Geo. Coordinates47.248077 | -122.524181
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