Rene Rickabaugh

From Review:

Nobody does decorative like Rene Rickabaugh, who takes obsession to a fine point and orders it, meticulously, as if he were a mosaicist of miniatures. Rickabaugh’s understanding of the relationship between pattern and color – reminiscent of, but not ruled by, traditional forms ranging from pre-Columbian to Middle Eastern and east Indian – is perhaps unmatched in the Pacific Northwest. His vividly in-filled paintings leap the bounds of their frames — indeed, the finely ornamented frames become part of the art, lending it a third dimension and the implication that this fiercely voluptuous patterning continues, outside the frame, into the unseen.Oregon Live, Sept. 11 2008

Rene Rickabaugh at the Laura Russo Gallery

Rene Rickabaugh at Gail Severn Gallery