Scott Troxel is a Cape May County, NJ based abstract artist. From an early age, Scott has been obsessed with modern art, color and design. He studied filmmaking and art at Temple University before moving into a career in product development, industrial design, graphic design and brand marketing. Over the past few years, Scott has started painting again (After a 15 year hiatus) with an emphasis on very modern, abstract art. He is currently showing at ArtBox in Wildwood and at The Ocean City Fine Arts League in Ocean City, NJ.
“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 and demand attention, 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. I have also been very interested in repurposing and reinventing uses for construction wood scrap and metal, some of which becomes texture in my art. For 2016 I plan to continue to work with the combination of wood and hard edge abstract painting.