Art Page for Robert R. Ecker



White Paint        12" x 12"     acrylic on wood

Robert R. Ecker has been declared "ingenious" and a "find" by The New York Times, and a painter whose "works gleam with wit and art historical reference" by the Rocky Mountain News. His mysterious, precisely drafted works grace collections from the Smithsonian to the Denver Art Museum. But this former, longtime professor at the University of Colorado remains somehow below the threshold of popular recognition (and big-name pricing). Many of Ecker's recent paintings are playful acrylic-on-wood, trompe l'oeil "windows" that look out onto dreamlike scenes with suggestions of Edward Hopper, or Joseph Cornell or Renaissance masters, with objects on the "sills"-a dripping paint can, a pair of eyeglasses-that bring the viewer back to the more mundane but even more elusive matter of the illusion's creator. Robert R. Ecker at the Charlene Cody Gallery, Santa Fe, (800) 752-1343: reprinted from the Fall 2004 issue of Forbes FYI Magazine



Arrangement in Pink & Green     4"x4      mezzotint

UFO for HCW       4"x4"      mezzotint

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