I’m a self taught artist who has been painting for 2 years. After 35 years as a practicing architect I have developed an interest in composition and simplicity.
What are you main motifs?
As a passionate Porsche and Ducati owner I tend to use those as subjects for my paintings, along with architecturally influenced abstract compositions. Pixelating images allows for them to be encapsulated into an overall composition.
Please explain the idea behind your style
The inherent translucency of water colour allows for subtle colour variations within each block. Individually each of the blocks are just pure colour, but in combination, these blocks reflect a pattern and interrelationship that reveals visual movement or images within. Drop shadows enable each block to be defined as a component with its own colour quality and intensity. Various grids then link the individual colour blocks into a mosaic representing the entire composition. Edges sometimes fracture to reinforce the grid blocks, showing how missing pieces are sometimes as important as those included.
I paint for personal pleasure, my goal is to enjoy it for many years.
John Eckert ★ Artist resume
John Eckert (B Arch FRAIA) studied Architecture in Western Australia and South Australia, graduating in 1984. For over 35 years he has practiced architecture in multiple states of Australia as the National Design Director for major property development & construction companies. In 2019 John started experimenting with water colour blocks in his artwork, where the subtlety and translucency of each block can be overlaid to create contemporary imagery. The shadowing of each block allows focus on each individual colour element, whilst in combination they contribute to the composition.
Thank you, John.