Robert Rector

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

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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High Country
High Country
Mohawk
Mohawk
Still Rollin
Still Rollin
Dim Lights
Dim Lights
Waterfall
Waterfall
Bolero
Bolero
Untitled RE152
Untitled RE152
Untitled RE153
Untitled RE153
Untitled RE149
Untitled RE149
Untitled RE150
Untitled RE150
Untitled RE151
Untitled RE151
Untitled RE146
Untitled RE146
Untitled RE147
Untitled RE147
Untitled RE148
Untitled RE148
Bonneville
Bonneville
Untitled RE139
Untitled RE139
Untitled RE140
Untitled RE140
Untitled RE142
Untitled RE142
Untitled RE143
Untitled RE143
Untitled (Peach)
Untitled (Peach)
High Country
High Country
acrylic on canvas on wood, 62x57
2021
Mohawk
Mohawk
acrylic on stretched canvas and wood, 55x46.5
2021
Still Rollin
Still Rollin
acrylic on canvas and wood, 58x46
2021
Dim Lights
Dim Lights
acrylic on canvas and wood, 55.5x58.25
2021
Waterfall
Waterfall
acrylic on canvas and wood, 44x51.25
2021
Bolero
Bolero
acrylic on canvas and wood, 49x58
2021
Untitled RE152
Untitled RE152
acrylic on canvas, 68x48
2020
Untitled RE153
Untitled RE153
acrylic on canvas, 68x48
2020
Untitled RE149
Untitled RE149
acrylic on paper, 37x16.75
2020
Untitled RE150
Untitled RE150
acrylic on paper, 37x16
2020
Untitled RE151
Untitled RE151
acrylic on paper, 37x20
2020
Untitled RE146
Untitled RE146
acrylic on paper, 27.25x19
2020
Untitled RE147
Untitled RE147
acrylic on paper, 27.25x19
2020
Untitled RE148
Untitled RE148
acrylic on paper, 27.25x19
2020
Bonneville
Bonneville
acrylic on stretched canvas and wood, 56x49x4.5
2020
Untitled RE139
Untitled RE139
acrylic on canvas, 68x48
2019
Untitled RE140
Untitled RE140
acrylic on canvas, 68x48
2019
Untitled RE142
Untitled RE142
acrylic on paper, 18x36
2020
Untitled RE143
Untitled RE143
acrylic on paper, 18x36
2020
Untitled (Peach)
Untitled (Peach)
acrylic on stretched canvas, 36x43.25x4
2018

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