Mixed media artist Scott Troxel has always been fascinated with modern art and design. He pursued filmmaking in college, and later went on to a career in industrial design and product development. He now works mostly with wood to create abstract wall sculptures. Scott’s process involves breaking down objects or emotions to their abstract forms. The hard-edged lines of his sculptures have a discernible visual connection to mid-century modern design. The architectural forms in each piece juxtapose materials and textures varying from raw and exposed to polished and finished. Scott’s work explores themes of old versus new, organic versus manmade, futuristic versus vintage. The inherent tension in the art is relieved by a harmonic sense of visual balance.
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About The Artist
“I love good modern design. The color, balance, composition and energy that radiate from a really good piece of art is what all artists seek to find, no matter the subject or medium. I like to look at objects, emotions or colors and break them down to the root or essence of their abstract form. The way these abstract forms then interact with color, energy and balance on the canvas, form my technique. I like my art to stand out, but in a modern, refined way.
This year I have been exploring very clean, cubist-like, angular and architectural abstracts like bridges, ships and cityscapes. I am also heavily influenced by the flat, plastic like tones of the 50’s, 60’s and 70s’. I love painting razor sharp lines, but sometimes I get out brushes and just paint with raw emotion similar to Abstract Expressionism or action painting.”
Most recently, I have been experimenting with the combination of wood, geometrics and hard edge painting. Either as wall sculpture or smaller desk top sculptures. For 2016 I plan to continue to work with the combination of wood wall sculptures and hard edge abstract painting.
My main influences are Motherwell, Kline, Still, Pablo Palazuelo, Harvey Quaytman Richard Roth, Pascal Pierme, Hepworth and Frank Stella.
Bachelor of Arts, 1994