Santa Cruz 1
This vibrant painting depicts a group of wilting flowers with white birds visible in the distance under an orange sun. This work is part of a series by the artist that focuses on color, memory and personal mythology. The color blue, especially indigo, has historically been used in art to suggest the subconscious, as well as dream states and the mystical. Ruecker frequently uses a blue palette in his works that depict flowers. The resulting compositions invoke a sense of melancholy in viewers, as they contemplate the ephemeral nature of life.
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Corey Ruecker’s paintings focus on color, memory and personal mythology. The artist’s work uses indigo as a reference to the subconscious and dream states—as well as the concept of the mystical. Ruecker's blue palette floral paintings contemplate the ephemerality of life, evoking a sense of melancholy in viewers.
Corey Ruecker was born in California in 1987. The artist received an MFA from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2016, and an MPS at MICA in Baltimore, Maryland in 2021.
Exhibitions of Ruecker’s work have taken place at: Smoke the Moon in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Good Naked Gallery in Brooklyn, New York; and the NIAD Art Center in Richmond, California.
Ruecker’s work has been covered in the publication Art Maze Magazine and by the website The Coastal Post.
Ruecker lives and works in Oceanside, California.