My name is Bryan Warner, I am an artist and educator who lives and works in Southern New Jersey. My work is influenced by Japanese culture, coloring books, nostalgia, fatherhood, and growing up in a multi-racial family. I have shown my art nationally in NYC, Chicago, Texas, California, Florida, and Philadelphia.
My work is influenced by my childhood growing up in a multiracial family during the eighties and nineties in southern New Jersey, and my daily work as an Elementary art teacher. As I paint, I find myself remembering the innocence of childhood wonder, but also the slow revelation of the social complexities inherent to the meeting of cultures. I process these memories by working to create a world of beauty, whimsy, cruelty, and dreams.
"Becoming is superior to being."