I have become very transparent, vulnerable and open about my life's experiences, aiming to live a life craving what I desire to do everyday.
Justyn Warner was born and raised in Toronto, Canada.
He developed a love for drawing young, but it fizzled out behind his dream of becoming an Olympian. He focused on his athletic career which landed him a full-scholarship, numerous sponsorships, and his ultimate goal of making it to the London Olympics in 2012.
Two years later his first marriage was ending with an intense custody battle that soon began immediately after that. He was fighting hard just to stay apart of his child's life and not lose his rights.
Justyn became depressed and started pursuing his art during his athletic career. With a self-taught approach to painting, it became a release from his life - which ultimately, ending up saving his life.
Justyn retired from being an Olympic athlete in 2016 and went full force into his passion for painting. He studied old masters techniques in drawing and painting at the Milan Art Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.
Justyn, and his family split their time between Hamden, Connecticut and Toronto, Ontario.
About The Work
There is wonderful symmetry in Justyn’s work from instinctive applications of paint that create strong, bold and colorful pieces of art. His paintings are abstracted with distraction and clarity to bring a subtle sophistication to a unique balance of color, composition, and texture. Every piece has its journey and challenges the viewer to crave their desires seeing every moment in life as a possibility to do what they love.
Justyn’s ultimate goal is to inspire and reach one million creatives to pursue their dreams and live out their passion. Not dwell in fear or wait for what’s to come, but be in charge! To take control of their own lives and have the courage to desire what matters.
Art Mastery, Milan Art Institute | Phoenix AZ
BS, Texas Christian University | Fort Worth TX
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Artist Project, Exhibition Place | Toronto ON
Revealed, Redintegration Gallery | Chandler AZ
Canadian Athlete Art Exhibit, First Canadian Place Gallery | Toronto, ON