Meet Amber Warren
 

 

New York based artist Amber Warren uses diverse materials such as resin, molding paste, metal, and paper to create dimensional, abstract paintings. Drawing her subject matter from nature and often incorporating found objects into her pictures, Warren's compositions are richly textured and boldly gestural. Her non-representational works push the boundaries of two-dimensional painting, the layering of pigments and materials creating a sense of both physical and psychological depth.

The tactile surfaces of Warren's work vary in opacity and reflectiveness as thick swaths and thin pools of pigment coincide. Frothy swirls of tonal pigments capture visceral sensations, such as of water and fire. Colors merge into rippled, wet patches, creating layers of interest and defying the expectations of the two-dimensional picture plane.

As an extensive world traveler, I am inspired by different cultures, their use of dyes and pigments, and the techniques they use to weave textiles. I am also motivated by nature: the way the light hits the sand dunes in the Sahara, the crashing waves during a storm in the Northeast, and the beautiful flowers and the way they are lined up in the Paris botanical gardens. My works are influenced by current events, such as the movement for more women’s equality. I let each piece lead me in the right direction. New York based artist Amber Warren uses diverse materials such as resin, modeling paste, metal, and paper to create dimensional, abstract paintings.
— Interview with the Artist, 2017