blog by artist Paul Ecke


Conversation with Tattoo Artist Rory Keating

Paul Ecke has a conversation with tattoo artist Rory Keating of Guru Tattoo in San Diego.

Come experience the new art exhibit “Human Canvas” and the journey behind the tattoos on Friday November 19th 2010 at the Gebert Gallery in Venice Beach, CA. Paul Ecke, fellow tattoo artists and their models will be in attendance.  Come experience the cross-over of fine art painting and tattooing.

Human Canvas

Gebert Gallery

Venice Beach, CA


Friday, November 19th 2010


Human Canvas Exhibit – Friday November 19th 2010

Please join us Friday, November 19th, from 7 to 9 pm
for the opening of “The Human Canvas” by Paul Ecke

Conversations with Zulu Tattoo

“Conversations with Paul Ecke”

Paul interviews tattoo artist Zulu from Zulu Tattoo shop in Los Angeles.  Watch them discuss how both artist’s passions cross over into each others mediums in Paul’s upcoming exhibition ‘Human Canvas’ at the Gebert Gallery.

(for more details on the exhibition click below).

Conversations with Paul Ecke

Artist’s James Shilaimon and Paul Ecke discuss the process behind the ‘Conversations’ collection.

Conversations Exhibition:

Conversations: Paul Ecke and Ko – William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach

Opening: ‘First Thursday’ October 7, 2010 6-9pm

Private Viewings: Thursday October 7, 2010 3-6pm

Saturday October 9, 2010 6-9pm

*Exhibition continues through November.

611 South Coast Highway

Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Paul Ecke – Man Behind the Canvas

Solo Exhibition: “Fractals” Holly Hunt Design Showroom

Solo Exhibition:
“Fractals” Holly Hunt Design Showroom, Los Angeles, September 23, 2010
Private event

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Artist statement on “Fractals”

"Fractal 110" 48x48

Artist statement on “Fractals”:
In his series “Fractals,” Ecke explores the complexities of human inter-relationships in the form of the line, pattern and color.  Ecke addresses the timeless journey of the eternal acting as a shamen.  He in turn allows us to confront the passages of birth, life and death.  In nature as well as mathematics, fractals are geometric objects that in their basest form contain self-similar structures that are repeated in the whole.  Thus, everything comes from and is composed of fractals.  For, Ecke the fractal becomes his meditative mantra and his path-road into this life experience.  From the child to the man, life is composed of repeating relationships and inter-connecting journeys.  His stripes transform into intersections and his circles become cycles of consciousness.  Each artwork is created through applying multi-layers of paint and media and then stripping them away.  Thus, even in his process, Ecke demonstrates that all can be deconstructed and constructed again from simple elements.  With each piece the viewer is then asked to engage in their own personal dialogue of their roadmap.

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