About The Artist
Wren Meyers works using a hands-on "wabi-sabi" approach, a Japanese aesthetic concept in which beauty is found in imperfection. This philosophy is visible in Wren's paintings and drawings. Known for his earthy color palette and expressive, free-flowing lines, Wren explores the natural beauty of the human form and its relationship to other forms in nature.
My most recent work expands upon my focus of the human figure and delves into a sort of “field study” of my experience immersed in southern California lifestyle, fashion and culture from the point of view of an outsider. My subjects are comprised of both acquaintances and strangers that I encounter as I explore a vastly different landscape than that of the Hudson Valley and the east coast of America. I continue to take inspiration from my time as a woodworker and sculptor, utilizing individual brush strokes to chisel into the figure, and to reveal subtleties in personality, gesture and style. I find the stark contrast between California and New York to emerge as I chisel at my subjects, revealing differences in atmosphere, sunlight, clothing and vegetation.