Danielle Warren (born 1964) is a artist, designer, and art educator living and working in the vibrant Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. In her artwork, she explore the emotional impact of colors to capture the poetry or turbulence in natural forms.
How did you get into art?
I embarked on my artistic journey by enrolling at the École Des Beaux-Arts in Paris. This decision was influenced by my grandparents' residence in France, where my grandfather, a skilled artist, served as a great source of inspiration, igniting my passion for a creative existence. I observed my fellow students engrossed in the act of artistic expression, particularly during life drawing sessions with a nude model. The immersive experience enveloped me, revealing my deep-seated desire to dedicate my life to pursuit of art as a professional vocation.
How would you describe your style? What makes your work special?
In my journey as an abstract painter, I find inspiration in the world around me, drawing from my surroundings to create playful and edgy amalgamations of organic forms. My work resists simple identifications, inviting viewers to delve deeper into the bold sense of vitality and exuberance that permeates each piece. Contrast and oppositions have always been central to my artistic practice. I strive to create a visual tension by juxtaposing solid and concrete elements with ephemeral and transformative ones.
How do you go about developing your work?
The canvas becomes my laboratory, a space where I explore the endless possibilities of movement through brushstrokes that flow and spatter. Bold fluid acrylic paints and mixed media serve as my tools to manipulate gravity, enabling me to experiment with various techniques and create captivating compositions. Each brushstroke becomes an act of exploration, a means to translate the intangible I intentionally refrain from rigid planning, allowing the spirit of discovery to guide me. This approach mirrors my perception of life itself and offers an intimate vision of nature.
Who or what influences you?
My paintings are infused with the fragile beauty of the world that surrounds me. They become a reflection of my life experiences and memories of landscapes.. I see my abstraction as a body brush dance, promoting freedom of movement in space, much like the rhythmic and unrestrained gestures that bring my paintings to life. Bold fluid acrylic paints and mixed media serve as my tools to manipulate gravity, enabling me to experiment with various techniques and create captivating compositions. Each brushstroke becomes an act of exploration, a means to translate the intangible into tangible form. I am influenced by contemporary artists like; Paul Cezanne, Monet, Willem de Koenig, Richard Diebenkorn, and Joan Mitchel…
Make us curious. What is planned next?
Connecting with other artist and art organizations has help me to understand how the art industry works. I show my work in New York and Paris galleries and through these connection I now belong to the New York Artist Circle and major artist communities. Over the course of my career as a painter, designer, and educator, I have discovered the profound impact art can have on people. I aim to influence others in positive ways through my work, touching upon the shared nature of the human condition.