"A lifetime of art
education and experience goes into each Paul Ecke
canvas, lending a certain wisdom to the acquisition of
Each Paul Ecke work takes the same amount of time to
create…a Lifetime. Inspired by extensive travel and
experience and infused with the artist's intense passion
for his work, each Ecke canvas is a visual fusion of
color, light, form and texture that evokes an equally
Ecke's renegade use of formal technique lends a
distinctive force to each work of art he creates. The
Ecke palette is one of dynamic boldness, eloquently
expressed …. in precious metal paints, acrylic, oil,
chalk, pencil, and natural elements. He applies these
media to canvas using bush, hand and towel techniques,
producing, unusually heavy textures that lend to the
vibrancy and emotion of this art. This technique bridges
the gap between painting on canvas and three-dimensional
sculpture through the immense dimensionality that his
application infuses into each canvas.
Regardless of the subject, Ecke's work continues to
evoke deeply soulful responses from viewers who often
find themselves mesmerized in front of Ecke's canvases.
People are drawn into the expressive brushstrokes,
colors and textures that become his signature.
The current exhibition at the William Merrill Gallery,
titled 'Between the Lines' has received a passionate
response from viewers who are drawn to the works
powerful color palette and strong geometric references.
The spectator experiences the phenomenon of
transmutation, changing inert matter from one form into
another, the final result …a work of art.
The creative art is not performed entirely by the artist
alone; the spectator brings the work into the context of
the external world by deciphering and interpreting its
inner qualification, and thus adds his contribution to
the creative act.
The energy and excitement of Ecke's work has won the
approval of museums, galleries, as well as corporate and
private collections throughout the world. Among these
are the Daytona Museum of Arts and Sciences, Universal
Studios, Taco Bell Corp., Jimmy Z, L.A. Fitness, Flo Jet
Corp., and Dionne Warwick. Additional references
available upon request.