Jessica Ecker
Mesa, Arizona

Jessica Ecker grew up in Arizona and has always been drawn to the desert landscape. In her series titled Architected Landscape, she explores how modern architecture integrates with the desert. The watercolor paintings feature geometric one-story houses with large windows that expose the rugged landscape around them. Like Philip Johnson’s Glass House and other mid-century modern architecture, the landscape is the real “walls” for these structures. By placing the viewer inside the house to look out, Jessica creates a surreal scene. Inside, the walls are stark and grey, while outside many of the landscapes have a fantastical characteristic with brightly colored “candied” mountains. The sense of form, color, and shape in the work reflects a modern American style, reminiscent of painters such as Edward Hopper and David Hockney. Jessica pays tribute to the vibrant flat colors of the West, and quiet scenes of American life. Even though the pieces are devoid of people, it is the way we are placed in the scenes that give the paintings a sense of aspiration. We would like to exist in these places, where the magical landscape seems to have a spiritual pull.
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Teal Column (Architected Landscape 22)
30" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,875

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Deep Blue (Architected Landscape 21)
48" x 36" , acrylic painting
$2,925

Six Arches (Architected Landscape 20)
36" x 36" , mixed media artwork
$2,475


Palm Tree II (Architected Landscape 18)
30" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,875

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A New Beginning (Architected Landscape 19)
36" x 36" , acrylic painting
$2,475

Study of a Desert House
15" x 22" , watercolor painting
$725


Rock Garden (Architected Landscape 17)
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$1,150

California Pollenated (Architected Landscape 11)
22.5" x 30" , gouache painting
$1,375

Candied Mountain (Architected Landscape 6)
30" x 22.5" , watercolor painting
$1,175


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Study of a Desert House II
10" x 14" , watercolor painting
$575

Red Wall (Architected Landscape 13)
22.5" x 30" , watercolor painting
$1,275

Red Window (Architected Landscape 5)
30" x 22.5" , watercolor painting
$975


Tangerine Wall (Architected Landscape 16)
20" x 16" , acrylic painting
$900

Desert Lake II (Architected Landscape 9)
30" x 22.5" , gouache painting
$1,100

Desert Lake 1 (Architected Landscape 8)
30" x 22.5" , gouache painting
$1,300

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Jessica Ecker 11/1/2016 | 12:03 AM

Thank you so much! Sorry for the late response, I've been painting so many things... hoping to post some new paintings on here in the next few weeks.

commentsDesert Lake II (Architected Landscape 9)
A Crow 10/17/2016 | 8:20 PM

i love your paintings...very Hockney-esque!