Artist
Scott Troxel Marmora, New Jersey

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

    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.

    Artist Statement

    From an early age, I have been obsessed with modern art, color and design. I studied filmmaking and art at Temple University before moving into a career in product development and industrial design, graphic design and creative direction. Over the past few years, I have started painting again with an emphasis on very modern, abstract art.

    “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.

    Artist Background

    Temple University
    Bachelor of Arts, 1994

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    Hear What Collectors Say About Scott's Work

    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!

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