Fresh. Bold. Engaging. These words often come to mind upon viewing the artwork of Pop Artist Ed Heck. One is immediately disarmed by the naive charm of these brightly colored works on paper and canvas.
Ed Heck’s enigmatic canvases were first exhibited in New York City in 1999 and were an instant hit. The viewer response was overwhelming. Reactions ranged from surprised appreciation to pure delight.
Ed Heck’s artwork appeals to a varied audience, from fine art newcomers to serious collectors. His eclectic style combines animation-like subject matter with an evocative use of color. Coupling a wry sense of humor with generous doses of irony, his images lead us into a place uniquely Heck, filled with weird and wonderful characters, odd landscapes and quirky visual point of view, quite unlike anything else we’ve seen before. Welcome to the world of Ed Heck!
Throughout my life’s journey, I have been greatly inspired by the countless forms and images found in nature, each imparting a new element into my work. The back paws of rabbits. The shape of an animal’s eyes and the play of light. The smooth curvature of bones, the ridges of life, the curvature of a skull’s eye sockets. These are just some of the things that found their way into my creative vision, and will often find their way into my work. Lately I have also become very fond of Pantone color palettes, which I’ve been working to include in my paintings as well.
Following my love and passion I have focused heavily on drawing animals, and I see my work as a study of the iconography of nature.