Artist

Scott Troxel
Marmora, New Jersey

Scott Troxel has always been fascinated with modern art and design. He pursued filmmaking in college, and later went on to have a career in industrial design and product development. Although he was always creating things, he continued to feel the urge to return to painting. His work originates from looking at objects or emotions, and breaking them down to their abstract forms. For instance, the bright colors of a fruit salad on a hot day, or the feeling of complexity in one’s life. He blurs the lines between modernism and abstract expressionism, sometimes using hard edged lines to compose his shapes, and other times painting more freely, allowing the process to determine the result. There is a very different mindset in each approach, one which involves planning and precision, and the other requiring action and instinct. The inherent tension in the work feels relieved by a perfect sense of balance. Scott stares at each piece for hours, changing things over and over, until he feels it is right.

Artist and Customer Comments


Scott Troxel 6/9/2016 | 10:39 AM

Thank you Candice for the kind words about Zanzibar and my other work. It makes me happy knowing you are enjoying the painting. I will be adding new work shortly, as I am working on pieces for both Ugallery and a solo show I have coming up in August. Thank you again for your purchase.

C Hubbard 6/9/2016 | 10:31 AM

I purchased Zanzibar a few weeks ago and am really enjoying the painting - bright grab you colors and intensity pulled together into a cohesive but dramatic piece - a joy to view throughout the day and evenings when the painting takes on a more muted look. Have to say I like quite a few of Scott's pieces. Feel he is very talented fellow!

Scott Troxel 5/2/2016 | 9:53 PM

Over the last week I wasn't feeling very "painterly". Sometimes I envy artists that stick to one medium or discipline. Say watercolor landscapes for instance. I am not sure why, but sometimes I just need to paint and other times, I really want nothing to do with an empty canvas. There are times were I just simply need to get out to the woodshop, look at some raw materials and start crafting a new wall sculpture. The creative desire is the same at the root, but the process is so different. Each process is equally satisfying but so different. Like having a cup of tea or a cup of coffee. Sometimes you just want one or the other I suppose.

Scott Troxel 4/28/2016 | 5:22 PM

I am very excited to be working on some new pieces for UGallery. Right now I have a few large canvases, 3-4 wood wall sculptures and an entire stack of reclaimed wood (Which I have not figured out what to make from them yet-but the texture is fantastic) in front of me. I have so many ideas but only so much time in the day. Better get to it!

Ivory Tower
by SCOTT TROXEL


Mixed media artwork on wood
One-of-a-kind
Signed on back
2016

35" h x 18" w x 3" d
15 lbs. 0 oz.

$1,625


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Ivory tower was inspired by my trips to the Southwest United States. Places like Red Rocks, Zion National Park and Joshua Tree. I reside on the east coast, so the Southwest almost seems like a moonscape to me, foreign and so unfamiliar, but at the same time inviting and welcoming.  The stone peaks in the distance remind me of towers or huge temples rising on the horizon, which is how this piece got it's name. Each piece starts with raw select pine and carve and shape them with woodworking tools. I love making something as riding as wood feel fluid and flowing. Similar to how a rounded cactus stands in contrast to the rough, sharp and unforgiving desert it resides in. Once the piece is shaped, I apply hand made acrylic washes in layers, then I sand them back to reveal the beauty of the wood. Once the wood is varnished and polished, it almost takes on a marble like appearance. The piece is finished with solid walnut and acrylic accents. While the piece is made up of many interlocking pieces like a puzzle, it forms a singular unified piece.  The piece is finished with varnish and wired to hang.       

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