Rene Crigler is a contemporary artist living in the hudson valley of New york. Her current work draws from growing up around and also working in the motorsports industry and is an exploration of painting with some of the same materials and processes used to create racecars., namely carbon fiber and automotive paint masks and finishes.
rene's pop art style is influenced by an earlier education in the discipline of silkscreen printmaking and is a simple study of contour line defining blocks of solid color, created by multiple thin layers of acrylic/gouache paint.
The paintings are of easily recognizable subjects and are often narrative, employing a variety of symbols that are sometimes camouflaged. Examples include a bird, heart, lips, embryo, halo, as well as elements that are figurative or animalistic.
Rene returned to working in the automotive genre 2015-2017 when She was the guest artist for the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North American race series. and was commissioned for two public art projects In Indianapolis for the 100th running of the Indy 500.
Currently, rene is working on a new collection of modern botanicals. For more on process and to follow her progress, visit Instagram @renecrigler
all paintings in these galleries range in price from $900-$5600. properly framed (or mounted) these works may safely be displayed outdoors or in high humidity areas of the home.