ART ISSUE #23

"PERCEPTION II" by Troy Simmons, 54" x 44" x 3" Concrete, Aluminum and Acrylic, 2016, Mud Season Review
*Image: “PERCEPTION II” by Troy Simmons, 54″ x 44″ x 3″ Concrete, Aluminum and Acrylic, 2016

Troy Simmons

 

Revisiting Brutalism

I tell my life story through concrete, color fields, and organic abstract forms. They help express my thoughts and beliefs, serving as a narrator for my day-to-day experiences. Through my current work, I explore social behavior, depression, relationships, aging, and prosperity. My personal experience with these topics helps fuel my passion to create art that exposes the stable coexistence of different entities.

 

"ALLAMANDA 2055" by Troy Simmons, 36" x 36" x 3" Concrete, Aluminum and Acrylic, 2015, Mud Season Review

“ALLAMANDA 2055″ by Troy Simmons, 36″ x 36″ x 3” Concrete, Aluminum and Acrylic, 2015

 

 

"BOTANY" by Troy Simmons, 43" x 43" x 5" Concrete, Aluminum and Acrylic, 2014, Mud Season Review

“BOTANY” by Troy Simmons, 43″ x 43″ x 5″ Concrete, Aluminum and Acrylic, 2014

 

 

"3 AM" by Troy Simmons, 60" x 48" x 3" Concrete, Aluminum and Acrylic, Mud Season Review

“3 AM” by Troy Simmons, 60″ x 48″ x 3″ Concrete, Aluminum and Acrylic

 

 

"EVOLUTION" by Troy Simmons, 48" x 48" x 4" Concrete, Aluminum and Acrylic, 2014, Mud Season Review

“EVOLUTION” by Troy Simmons, 48″ x 48″ x 4″ Concrete, Aluminum and Acrylic, 2014

 

 

"3VON" by Troy Simmons, 48" x 48" x 3" Concrete, Aluminum and Acrylic, 2014, Mud Season Review

“3VON” by Troy Simmons, 48″ x 48″ x 3″ Concrete, Aluminum and Acrylic,
2014

 

 

"EVOLVE" by Troy Simmons, 60" x 35" x 16" Concrete, Aluminum and Acrylic, 2016, Mud Season Review

“EVOLVE” by Troy Simmons, 60″ x 35″ x 16″ Concrete, Aluminum and Acrylic, 2016

 

 

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Troy Simmons

Troy Simmons was born in Texas and currently lives in Miami, FL. He has an educational background in Environmental Science and Architecture. Simmons’ work is influenced by nature and the Brutalist Architecture movement of the 1950’s.
 Early childhood explorations through the piney woods of East Texas inspired his creativity. He saw a parallel between his upbringing in the urban neighborhoods of Houston, Texas and the destructive yet necessary growth patterns of a plant by the name Berchemia scandens. This encounter was the catalyst that sparked an ongoing interest in art, architecture and nature.

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