Warren Maroon (b.1985) lives and works as an artist in Cape Town, South Africa. Warren grew up on the Cape Flats in a suburb called Mitchell’s Plain, an area most commonly associated with gangsterism, drugs and violence. Being exposed to some harsh realities at an early age he took to art as a way to escape. In 2011 he graduated from Ruth Prowse with a Diploma in Fine Art, but it was only until 2018 that he found his voice as a sculptor. Warren, inspired by a somewhat Arte Povera aesthetic, creates work using mostly found objects to communicate aspects of his lived experience.
My practice focuses on my lived experience growing up on the Cape flats, a culmination of events that I have experienced and continue to experience as a person of colour in Cape Town an unequal disposition so many experience as ‘normal life’. I create sculptural artworks using found objects and rearranging their context to tell these stories.