Robert Rector

b. 1946, Pascagoula, MS
The newest paintings are about letting impulses and instincts become the guiding force
Island View
Island View

Over the course of his 50-year abstract painting career, Robert Rector has explored the relationship between the natural environment and human experience. Through extensive experimentation with surface treatments and an architectural approach to composition, he has built a body of work that extends the legacy of abstract expressionism while also incorporating elements of his personal reflection. Primarily working in the deep woods of Louisiana with frequent trips to the beach and the Colorado Rockies, Rector captures the tones, textures, and rhythms of his surroundings in his paintings’ sensuous, sculptural surfaces. Saturated, prismatic layers of paint converge to convey the serenity of these mystical atmospheres.

Robert Rector received his BFA and MFA from Louisiana State University. He has shown in solo and group exhibitions across the United States, including a recent retrospective at the Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge; the Ogden Museum of Art, New Orleans; The Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga; and Gremillion and Company, Houston and Austin. His work is in numerous collections including Compaq Computer, Tokyo, Japan; Continental Airlines, London, UK; Los Angeles, New York; Credit Suisse, Chicago; New York; The Criterion Group, Atlanta; Crowne Plaza Hotel, Houston; Delta Airlines, Atlanta, Cincinnati; FedEx, Memphis; Financial Federal, Memphis; IBM, Austin, TX; San Antonio; Louisiana State Collection, Baton Rouge; Marriott Hotels, St. Louis; M Bank, Austin; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS; Ogden Museum of Art, New Orleans; Old State Capitol Museum, Baton Rouge; Pfizer, Memphis; Redskins Stadium, Fed Ex Box, Washington, DC; SAKS Fifth Avenue, New York; Tokai Bank, Atlanta; Tyson Foods, Springdale, AR; University of Texas, Austin; and the U.S. Embassy in Tirana, Albania, among others.

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Island View
Island View
In the Garden
In the Garden
Fleetwood
Fleetwood
High Country
High Country
Mohawk
Mohawk
Dim Lights
Dim Lights
Waterfall
Waterfall
Hot Rod
Hot Rod
Untitled RE152
Untitled RE152
Untitled RE153
Untitled RE153
Untitled RE154
Untitled RE154
Untitled RE155
Untitled RE155
Untitled RE156
Untitled RE156
Island View
Island View
mixed media on canvas, 49.5x60.5
2022
In the Garden
In the Garden
mixed media on canvas, 34.5x72
2022
Fleetwood
Fleetwood
oil on canvas on wood, 60x48
2021
High Country
High Country
acrylic on canvas on wood, 62x57
2021
Mohawk
Mohawk
acrylic on stretched canvas and wood, 55x46.5
2021
Dim Lights
Dim Lights
acrylic on canvas and wood, 55.5x58.25
2021
Waterfall
Waterfall
acrylic on canvas and wood, 44x51.25
2021
Hot Rod
Hot Rod
acrylic on canvas on wood, 60x44
2021
Untitled RE152
Untitled RE152
acrylic on canvas, 68x48
2020
Untitled RE153
Untitled RE153
acrylic on canvas, 68x48
2020
Untitled RE154
Untitled RE154
acrylic on paper, 37x23
2021
Untitled RE155
Untitled RE155
acrylic on paper, 37.5x23
2021
Untitled RE156
Untitled RE156
acrylic on paper, 37x23
2021

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