My name is Bryan Warner and I am an artist and teacher working in Southern New Jersey. I teach Elementary Art to students from Kindergarten to 5th grade. I have been painting for the past 20 years and teaching for more than 15 years. My art is inspired by imagery from toys, coloring books, photos from my phone, etc. I am currently working with ink and oil paint.
My artmaking typically revolves around the use of found imagery that I translate through painting or drawing. The imagery comes from photographs that I take throughout my daily travels. Sometimes I use imagery from comic books, coloring books, or toys. I aim to create a sense of child-like wonder and nostalgia in my work. The artists who have influenced me include Marcel Duchamp, Philip Guston, Giorgio Morandi, and Luc Tuymans.
"Becoming is superior to being."