Warren Croce

Painting

studio : 6 Vernon Street, #31
email: warren@warrencroce.com
web : warrencroce.com

 

  • FOMO
    2016, acrylic, oil stick, and graphite on canvas, 77 x 52 inches
  • CEO #7
    2012, 49 x 35 inches
  • Chimp #3
    2012, 49 x 36 inches
  • Doctor No
    2014, 49 x 37 inches
 

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statement

Take time to look around you. Technology, as beautiful as it can be, leads us in a blind chase of worshiping the new and shiny. I’ve always been fascinated by decay – things that were once new and shiny but over time have morphed. It compels me to take a moment and look closely. As a young boy growing up in the Catskills, nature ruled. Rusted cars enchained by vines and shrubbery, dead animals, dilapidated and long-forgotten houses… these were not hard to find, and I always wondered about their stories, and that now nobody cared and nature was left to do what it does, and it was all still beautiful.

My process of creating a work of art involves scratching, erasing, mark-making, layering, and generally building up a kind of “history” and “decay” in the piece. I want viewers to be compelled to stop for a moment, touch the work, and look closely.