Ecke Studio

PAUL ECKE

Paul Ecke Portrait

From KPSP: "Southern California artist Paul Ecke usually expresses his dreams and deepest feelings through painting. However, he instead turned to the written word to tell the full tale of his challenges, struggles and victories through a complicated life. That’s because Ecke believes he doesn’t just have an interesting story to tell, but a message for others to follow their truth and aspirations.
"There was a lot of adversity in my childhood, foster care, and living in that and going through that, I had to become a little creative," Ecke said. "And so I used my imagination and it afforded me to really use it and go into the arts to to become an artist."
Paul Ecke is a mid-career painter of contemporary non-figurative and figurative works on canvas and panel. His works are an amalgam of color, texture and movement achieved through application of oil and acrylic paints to canvas, all applied by brush, hand and even trowel. The results are magnificent, colorful, thought and emotion provoking images that convey the inner strength, conviction and complexity of the artist.
 

Warriors with Messengers

Paul Ecke's recent exhibition at HOHMANN showed a different side of the renown painter. These life-size sculptures were recently exhibited at the Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT), a museum with more than a million visitors a year.

Selected works from this exhibition are available for viewing at the gallery by appointment with 24 hours notice.

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Meet the artist behind the canvas, Paul Ecke

 

In conversation with artist Paul Ecke

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

"In reflection upon my career, I had the opportunity and many hours to contemplate my art. I understand now, more than ever the importance of making art and that it is certainly a gift. Art in its truest form is like story telling … it’s creating a sense of engagement or dialog with the viewer. I have combined luminous color, hand written notions, hieroglyphic symbols and everyday objects. In this complex process of incorporating numerous layers of under painting in combination with screening and newsprint, I have created a personal notepad or diary of sorts. The viewer must not only observe the work but read them as well.
These paintings are intended to appear graphically simple, but delivering a considerable “emotional punch” with the complex depth of the messages with-in them. As an artist, primarily of the abstract, I feel I have the freedom to explore and play with artistic elements from other genres."

-Paul Ecke

Boy Dreamer

Despite--or perhaps because of--the emotional angst, complicated sexual identity issues, and deep loss he experiences, Paul cultivates a profound gift of creative genius. Vibrant with candor and resonant with details of coming of age in '60s and '70s California, as well as of bravely thriving for a decade with cancer, Boy Dreamer is a moving and ultimately triumphant story of a man who discovers his truth and courageously lives it, in a life brimming with love, art, gratitude, and beauty.

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PORTFOLIO

These are only examples of Paul Ecke's work. Please request a list of available inventory with the form below.

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Our inventory changes frequently, which is why we show only examples on this page, many of which have already sold.

We usually have a number of works immediately available and if you are considering one of Paul Ecke's works for your collection or for a project, please fill out this form and we will send you a list of available works.

If you are already a client/customer of the gallery, you can request access to our complete live inventory where you can see everything that is available with prices.  www.hohmann.art/private

All of Paul Ecke’s works are original, one-of-a-kind paintings.  Small works start at $2,500, mid-size paintings sell between $5,000 - 9,000 and large works sell up to $30,000.

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BIOGRAPHY

Education

1976 Graduated California State University, Fullerton: Bachelor of Arts Degree
1977 Graduated California State University, Fullerton: Teaching Credential
  Class works at USD, La Jolla
1977-1984 Taught Art in Orange County, CA Public Schools
1985 Commenced Full Time Painting Career
1990 & 1995 Class work at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
2001 Class work at UCLA, Paintings and Drawings Department

 

Periodicals

2005 Cover, Gallery Guide, West Coast, April Issue
  Cover, Gallery Guide, National International Collectors Edition, May Issue
2006 5 Page Feature Story, “Paul Ecke in Laguna”, Space Magazine, April Issue
2007 Editorial, LUXE Magazine, Fall Issue
  Desert Living Magazine
  California Homes and Gardens, Fall
  Space Magazine, October
2008 Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot, October 31-November 6,
  California Homes, December
2009 The Magazine, Los Angeles, April
2010 Artweek.LA, “Paul Ecke: The Human Canvas”, November
2018 California Homes “LA Style Practical Beauty San Francisco” January/February

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Space Gallery, Denver, CO
  CECUT(Cultural Museum of Tijuana), Tijuana, Mexico, June
2015 Space Gallery, Denver, CO
2014 Fresh Paint Art Gallery
  California Fine Art Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2013 Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica,
2012 Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver BC
  Space Gallery, Denver, CO
  William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2011 Space Gallery, Denver, CO
  Holly Hunt Showroom
  Art Institute, Orange County, CA
2010 Gebert Gallery, Los Angeles,
2009 Gebert Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ
2002 Ramsden Morrison Gallery, San Diego, CA
2001 Gallery Adrienne, La Jolla, CA
  Adrienne Adler Contemporary Fine Art, La Jolla, CA
1999 Gallery Adrienne, La Jolla, CA
1997 ASF (AIDS Service Foundation), Orange County, CA
  APLA (AIDS Project Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA
1996 Quest Gallery, Taos, NM
  Gallery IBah, Ubud Bali, Indonesia
1993 Sterling Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1990 Sterling Gallery, La Jolla, CA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Coup d’Etat, San Francisco, CA
  Modernism Show, “Wexler House”, Palm Springs, CA
  Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
  FP Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
  Baisden Gallery, Tampa, FL
  Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver BC
  Space Gallery, Denver, CO
  California Fine Art Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2016 FP Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
  Christine Klassen Gallery, Calgary, Canada
  Fresh Paint Art Gallery, Culver City, CA
2015 LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
  Holly Hunt Showrooms, Houston
2014 California Fine Art Gallery, La Jolla, CA
  Holly Hunt Showrooms, Houston
  Aspen Art Fair, Aspen, CO
  Hamptons Art Fair, Hamptons, NY
  Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ
  Richard Demato Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
  Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA
  Jennifer West Showroom, Seattle
  Holly Hunt Showrooms, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York
  Gina B, Laguna Niguel, CA
2013 Hamptons Art Fair, Hamptons, NY
  Richard Demato Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
  McNabb Martin Contemporary, San Diego
2012 Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver BC
  Christine Klassen Gallery, Calgary, Canada
  Fresh Paint Art Gallery, Culver City, CA
  Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA
  Jennifer West Showroom, Seattle
  William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  Chapman University, Orange, CA
  Gebert Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Hamptons Art Fair, Hamptons, NY
  Holly Hunt Showrooms, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York
  Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  McNabb Martin Contemporary, San Diego
2010 LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
  Gina B, Laguna Niguel, CA
  Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ
2008 Gebert Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  Camino Real Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
  Ogilvie Pertl Gallery, Chicago, IL
  Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  Denise Roberge Gallery, Palm Spring, CA
2007 Space Gallery, Denver, CO
  Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
  Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  Denise Roberge Gallery, Palm Spring, CA
  Buschen Mowatt Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2006 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2005 Buschen Mowatt Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2004 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  Dolby-Chadwick, San Francisco, CA
2003 Ramsden Morrison Gallery, San Diego, CA
  Glass Garage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002 Ramsden Morrison Gallery, San Diego, CA
2001 Adrienne Adler Contemporary Fine Art, La Jolla, CA
  Glass Garage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2000 Emerald City Gallery, Seattle, WA
1999 Gallery Adrienne, La Jolla, CA
1998 Gallery Adrienne, San Francisco, CA
  Emerald City Gallery, Seattle, WA
1997 Feast on Art, Orange County Museum of Art, CA
  Gallery Adrienne, La Jolla, CA
  Galeries Thierry Salvador, Paris, France
1995 Sterling Marchetti Gallery, New York, NY
  Art Alive’, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
1994 Elaine Sternberg Gallery, Chicago, IL
  Sterling Marchetti Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Art Alive’, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
  Galeries Thierry Salvador, Paris, France
  Royal Palm Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
  Sterling Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1992 Royal Palm Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
  Gallerie Arlette G’maray, Paris, France
1990 William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  Sterling Gallery, La Jolla, CA

 

 Museums and Universities

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manila, the Philippines
Daytona, Florida’s Museum of Arts and Science, FL
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Michigan
De Saisset Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA
Chapman University, Orange, CA