“The painter has a language which translates meaning to the viewer beyond that which the viewer’s experience can give.”
Bruce Ricker redefines landscape art using a style that he calls epic visionary. A formal education in art and architecture combines with a lucid imagination to result in the unique Ricker style.
The Ricker style of painting, developed over many years, is rooted in his powers of observation. “First one must see the bones of a landscape, the three-dimensional molecular nature of rock in all its power and insistence: this is the foundation of any landscape.” With this foundation, Ricker begins to introduce the effects of sunlight, wind and water; sensual patterns and textures emerge and flower further as they manifest the biological life.
Over the years Ricker has built a language of shapes notable for their sharp detail and articulate precision, as well as their vision of nature more internal and mystical than photo-realistic. Ricker reminds us to look more closely; the final returns are not yet in on what this world is made of, or even what it really looks like.