Birch ply, acrylic washes, enamel, mdf, satin lacquer
Dimensions: 71.1cm (H) x 71.1cm (W) x 2.5cm (D) / 28" (H) x 28" (W) x 1" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Tiki Miami is a discreet and elegant minimalist contemporary wall sculpture. It is constructed with birch panels, acrylic washes and completed with a satin lacquer finish. The acrylic wash allows the wood grain to show through the paint and creates an almost marble-like appearance as the warm brown wood grain shows through the gradient blue tones. Tiki Miami is a piece that focuses on the composition, balance, and form by using a limited monochrome color palette. The piece diffuses multiple opacities of blue creating a contemplative state or alluding to an upbeat fresh modern chic vibe. The hints of antique copper metallic showing through the backing completes the piece.
Shipping & Returns
Hometown: North Wales, Pennsylvania
Based in: Marmora, New Jersey
Scott Troxel draws on the aesthetics of bygone technology and the forward-looking designs of the Atomic Age and mid-century modernism to make dynamic, retrofuturist wooden sculptures that evoke nostalgia for the past as much as they look to the future. Fascinated by the way pieces of technology, culture, and design reveal their age, Scott aims to make works that cannot be pinned to a specific era.
He is a mixed media wall sculptor that works primarily with wood and paint and sometimes incorporates metal, reclaimed wood, found objects and man-made materials like PVC and Azek. Scott attended Temple University and got his degree in film, although originally an art major, and ended up pursuing a career in product development, industrial design and brand management. At age 43 he started working on his art again and after a few years, he had enough work, momentum and success to transition to being a full time artist.
Scott’s work is inspired by design and technology throughout the twentieth century, such as mid-century modernism, the Atomic Age, and art deco. In terms of what his work is trying to say, he tends to expand upon Frank Stella’s famous quote “What you see is what you see.” Scott states “While the viewer tends to bring his or her experiences to my work and “find” something familiar in it, my goal is to create art that features strong composition, balance, color, form and movement. My work relies heavily on these pillars. I then incorporate themes of aging, organic versus man-made, and new versus old in the sense of how we engage with technology, design, and aesthetics across generations. Specifically, I use the example of mid-century modern design. It has the rare ability to be timeless yet dated, modern but retro, organic and grounded but still futurist and otherworldly. I find this concept fascinating, and it is the foundation of what I try to achieve in my work. I want it to feel both modern and bold but perhaps from another era—when it was cutting edge, before time passed it by and changed the definition of “new or modern.”
Currently Scott lives and works as a full-time artist at his home, studio and woodshop by the sea in Coastal New Jersey. His work is are held in private collections across the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America. Additionally, his work is corporate collections such as Hilton, Capitol One, Price WaterHouse Cooper, Marriot, Embassy Suites, Westin, Stratosphere Las Vegas, Wyndham, Westin, Hotel Del Coronado, The Shard London and Four Seasons. He has exhibited at Scope Miami, Art Wynwood, The Other Art Fair, and Texas Contemporary.
Buy with Confidence
Collect from reputable artists and galleries
Ships securely to your door
Certificates of Authenticity with each artwork
More Works by Scott Troxel
Back to Top
Sign up for the latest updates
in contemporary art & design!