Here at PxP Contemporary, we love figurative art, but are always looking for artists who put their own unique spin on this historical genre. To that end, we are thrilled to have Virginia-based painter Scott Hutchison on our roster. His beautifully rendered portraits invite us to contemplate identity while also appreciating the intricacies of the human form in an array of colorful tones.
From Photo Session to Abstract Face Painting On Canvas
"All of my work begins from a photo session with a model. It’s important not to plan or guide the model too much so that the poses and expressions are more natural and honest. After the session is over I digitally collage and experiment by juxtaposing the poses on the computer in a similar manner one would collage with cut paper. I sometimes work on the collages for days; moving various body parts around the screen, combining multiple poses, modifying skin tones, and inserting different models or photo sessions together with the goal of creating something new. The process of collaging on the computer is very experimental and random. However, the painting process is less so. Apart from the usual edits, accidents and discoveries one might have when painting most subjects from life."
My original paintings and drawings are comprised of overlapping figures stitched together in one composition. They are multifaceted, abstracted, and meant to evoke the idea that our identity is in flux. Though we are singular beings, our psyche is not. We are molded in part by time and our life experiences.
The subjects in my paintings personify the strength and frailty of consciousness and the depths to which we experience the human condition. The figures are displaced, out of sync, and stitched together from a multitude of people, like ghosts or layered memories, both timeless and self-aware.
All of my work can be seen as a journal entry, the manifestation of a deep concern for place and purpose in this world. I reassign faces and body parts through a mixture of trial and error, coupled with random chance and the need to create something from nothing. During this process, I am fully aware that I am seeking answers to a larger question: Are we in control of what defines us as individuals, or are we a product of our culture and our experiences? My art is meant to tug at the viewer and suggest that there is more to the material world. Each piece is intentionally shrouded in mystery, letting the viewer interpret its multitude of meanings.
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