Think You Know Jim Warren’s Art? Think Again

Artist Jim Warren is not afraid to challenge himself, whether experimenting with new styles or pushing the limits of Neo-Surrealism.

From painting horses for an album cover for Bob Seger to exploring a new abstract style, Warren’s art continually evolves while remaining true to his visual language.

View Warren’s online Park West Gallery collection, “The Painted Worlds of Jim Warren,” to discover an array works that depart from the artist’s iconic depictions of whimsical animals and celestial stairways.

 

Seas of Living Color

Seas of Living Color Jim Warren Park West Gallery

Seas of Living Color” (2016), Jim Warren

Much of Warren’s oeuvre is steeped in surrealism, portraying dreamlike, illogical and fantastical scenes with realistic details. In “Seas of Living Color,” Warren forgoes his traditional style to create his first abstract painting.

Not only does he employ expressive brushstrokes, he chose to use a black background instead of his standard white or purple backgrounds.

Despite its diversions, “Seas of Living Color” is undeniably a work by Warren. Upon closer study of the artwork, viewers can spot horses, crashing waves, mermaid tails and even a koi fish emerging from the vibrant swathes of paint.

“It’s hard for me to go 100-percent abstract,” Warren says. “People want to know why I put a koi fish in there, and it’s because that’s where the paint went.”

 

Come Together

Come Together Jim Warren Park West Gallery

Come Together” (2016), Jim Warren

Warren often makes statements promoting world peace or environmental conservation in his art. “Come Together” is an example of Warren’s activism in his new style. The genesis for this abstract style was his son, Arte, who suggested Warren try leaving his brush strokes visible instead of hiding them.

“I finally tried and loved it, and I use it in half of my paintings now,” Warren says.

Warren says the title for “Come Together” is taken from the Beatles song of the same name.

 

Lifted By Love

Lifted By Love Jim Warren Park West Gallery

Lifted by Love” (2016), Jim Warren

Many of Warren’s paintings contain a rainbow of brilliant colors, but every once in a while Warren strays from his bright palette to create a monochrome work like “Lifted By Love.”

“I sometimes use the almost black and white when I am featuring something of importance like a red balloon to make it stand out, or maybe a rainbow,” Warren says.

In the case of “Lifted by Love,” Warren explains his painting explores how the emotions of love lift a person, but these feelings are fleeting and delicate.

To collect the unique works from “The Painted Worlds of Jim Warren” and other works by Warren, contact our gallery consultants at (800) 521-9654 ext. 4 or sales@parkwestgallery.com.

3 Responses to Think You Know Jim Warren’s Art? Think Again

  1. Candace Caine says:

    Love Jim Warren & Chris Derubeis. Would like to see both artists and their work on your New Zealand cruise. Thanks so much.

  2. Dawn Ronnei says:

    Fell in love with both Jim Warren & Chris Derubeis art work during our cruise. I have been looking to acquire more for my growing collection. Thank you so much for opening up my eyes to their work.

Leave a comment

Prove you\'re human. *

Latest News

  • Artist Michael Cheval Tells the Stories Behind His Fall Art

    Many artists are drawn to the unique colors and sensations of autumn, and that includes Absurdist artist Michael Cheval.“I love autumn,” Cheval says. “I love the season when colors are ...
    Read More
  • Meet Scott Jacobs: The Original Harley Davidson Artist

    Scott Jacobs is internationally recognized for his photorealistic artwork of everything from wine bottles to Harley Davidsons, but he knows art is about so much more than just capturing ...
    Read More
  • Experience Fall With the Art of Slava Ilyayev

    Fewer artists are able to capture the changing leaves, the crisp air, and romance of fall better than Slava Ilyayev.Park West Gallery is celebrating the turn of the season with ...
    Read More
  • Claude Monet Is Coming To Detroit—With The Help Of Park West Gallery

    Park West Gallery is bringing one of the founding fathers of the Impressionist movement to the gallery’s hometown—Detroit.Park West Gallery and the Park West Foundation are sponsoring “Monet: Framing ...
    Read More
  • Dominic Pangborn Selected to Honor Blessing of Father Solanus Casey

    Art and religion have a long-standing history. Artist Dominic Pangborn will join that time-honored tradition by creating artwork of a beloved Detroit priest on his way to becoming a saint.Pangborn ...
    Read More
  • 4 Tips on How to Plan the Perfect Cruise

    Did you know that October is “Plan a Cruise Month”? It’s a worldwide event—first started by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in 2016—focused on teaching both new and ...
    Read More
  • Park West Museum Features Yaacov Agam Exhibition

    Park West Gallery is inviting the public to experience the kinetic art of renowned Israeli artist Yaacov Agam in its newly-renovated gallery and museum.A special exhibition, “Agam,” will run ...
    Read More
  • Art News: Rome Creates Art Exhibition for the Blind

    The art world is full of fascinating exhibitions, intriguing discoveries, and moments that shape history. Here are some of the latest news items making headlines this week. New Exhibition Designed for ...
    Read More
  • How Yaacov Agam Became a Warrior For Truth (With a Little Help From...

    When “The Algemeiner,” one of the foremost Jewish newspapers in the world, announced they wanted to honor famed Israeli artist Yaacov Agam with their 2017 “Warrior for Truth” ...
    Read More
  • Park West Supports the 2017 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    Enjoy the sounds of today’s top jazz performers and the sights of artwork by renowned artist Alfred “Alex” Gockel during the 2017 Amelia Island Jazz Festival.The annual jazz festival, held ...
    Read More
  • Park West Foundation Fosters Future Generations

    Less than 10 percent of Michigan’s foster care children who graduate high school enroll in college. Less than 1 percent of those who do go on to college will graduate. ...
    Read More
  • Art News: Critics Weigh in on ‘Loving Vincent’

    The art world is full of fascinating exhibitions, intriguing discoveries, and moments that shape history. Here are some of the latest news items making headlines this week. Critics Praise Painted Visuals ...
    Read More