Robert Rector

b. 1946, Pascagoula, MS
The newest paintings are about letting impulses and instincts become the guiding force
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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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Untitled RE149
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Untitled RE151
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Untitled RE146
Untitled RE146
Untitled RE147
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Untitled RE148
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Untitled RE139
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Untitled (Blue)
Untitled (Blue)
Untitled RE140
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Untitled RE142
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Untitled RE143
Untitled RE143
Untitled RE130
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Untitled RE134
Untitled RE134
Untitled RE135
Untitled RE135
Untitled (Gold)
Untitled (Gold)
Untitled (Spring Green)
Untitled (Spring Green)
Untitled (Peach)
Untitled (Peach)
Untitled RE0126
Untitled RE0126
Untitled RE120
Untitled RE120
Untitled RE121
Untitled RE121
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
Untitled RE139
Untitled RE139
acrylic on canvas, 68x48
2019
Untitled (Blue)
Untitled (Blue)
acrylic on stretched canvas, 36x40x3
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 RE130
Untitled RE130
mixed media on paper, 19.5x25
2019
Untitled RE134
Untitled RE134
mixed media on paper, 25x19.5
2019
Untitled RE135
Untitled RE135
mixed media on paper, 23x19.5
2019
Untitled (Gold)
Untitled (Gold)
acrylic on stretched canvas, 48.25x38x4.5
2018
Untitled (Spring Green)
Untitled (Spring Green)
acrylic on stretched canvas, 60x62x4.25
2018
Untitled (Peach)
Untitled (Peach)
acrylic on stretched canvas, 36x43.25x4
2018
Untitled RE0126
Untitled RE0126
acrylic on paper, 35.25x16
2019
Untitled RE120
Untitled RE120
acrylic on canvas, 47x54
2016
Untitled RE121
Untitled RE121
acrylic on canvas, 36x30
2016

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