Paul Ecke

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 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 the 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.

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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.




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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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 Regardless of the subject, Paul Ecke’s work continues to evoke deep soulful responses from viewers who often find themselves mesmerized in front of Ecke’s canvases. People are drawn by the expressive brushstrokes, colors and textures that have become his signature.With his formal education complete, Ecke pursued a career teaching art in the California public school system. He headed the entire district art program for Centralia School District of Buena Park, California. Ecke enjoyed his nine years as an educator but longed to pursue a full-time career in the creation of his own art.

Paul Ecke has been a full-time contributor to the contemporary art world since 1985. His works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manila, Philippines and the Daytona, Florida’s Museum of Arts and Science. He has shown in galleries in New York, Chicago, San Diego, Palm Springs, Florida, the Philippines and Bali, Indonesia. His works are in many private and corporate collections including those of Universal Studios, Jimmy Z Sportswear, Taco Bell, Flojet Corporation, Carsey Warner Productions and Dionne Warwick’s collection. Works by Paul Ecke are already slated to be part of endowment of contemporary paintings and graphics art to London’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Paul Ecke has been the featured artist in numerous art publications. 

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