Rick Carter is a two-time Academy Award winner for his Production Design of James Cameron’s Avatar and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. Parallel to his 45-year career as a creator of fantastic and realistic cinematic worlds, he has also continuously expressed his vision about the various people he has encountered as a world traveler. At the core of a deep archive of personal paintings, drawings and collages created over five decades are Rick’s emotional portraits titled "People In Mind."
Alongside his paintings on Canvas, Rick Carter created film centric abstract artworks dating back to the late 1970's during the filming of his most iconic films: Jurassic Park, Forrest Gump, and Back to the Future II, to name a few. These "cinematic prints" tell more than the story of how certain sets were designed and inspired, but display the levels of consciousness required to tell stories that last for generations.
In his own words: “Throughout my career of production designing movies, I've always returned to painting with these people as the primary subjects. They're really just expressions of the little grains of sands of peoples’ spirits, who I encountered that have taken on a life of their own in my memory; but they are not usually specific to any single person. They represent a state of mind or a feeling...”