Based in: Central Texas
Stacey Warnix is an American lyrical abstraction painter who uses gestural methods to layer mixed media pigments and collage over raw textile grounds. She paints to escape a world of precision, finding respite in abstract forms, textures, and tones.
Interspersing pigment and collage layers of varying translucency over rough, nubby textile grounds, Warnix’s paintings feature gritty, tactile details and small imperfections that melt into subtle tonal variations and ethereal obscurity when viewed from a distance.
Warnix employs gestural abstraction methods to intentionally silence her perfectionist, detail-oriented tendencies. She approaches every artwork with flexibility and fluidity, starting with little more than a loosely defined concept or color scheme and relying on intuition and happenstance to shape the ultimate composition.
""I paint from remembered landscapes that I carry with me - and remembered feelings of them, which of course become transformed. I could certainly never mirror nature. I would more like to paint what it leaves with me." -- Joan Mitchell"
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