Warner Friedman’s precise renderings of architectural details as portals to the outdoors astound the viewer with their intricate plays of shadow and light. His serene landscapes and atmospheric environments masterfully combine illusion with reality, appearing larger than life, as they seem to project beyond the surface of the wall and into another dimension. Working with irregularly shaped canvases, the artist carefully constructs every angle of his compositions, from the askew surfaces to the accentuated three-dimensional perspective that deftly captures a sliver of nature as seen through stationary architectural elements.
Friedman lives in Sheffield, Massachusetts, a town whose quaint charm provides a constant source of inspiration. He has been widely exhibited throughout the United States, most notably at the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, CT; Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC and the Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton Art Museums in Florida.