Abstract face painting on canvas - or something more? The inspiration behind art by Scott Hutchison

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. 

Scott Hutchison Art

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."

Scott Hutchison Art

Artist Statement

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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Scott Hutchison Art

Collecting Affordable Contemporary Art

We started PxP Contemporary to serve two different audiences. First, the collectors who wanted high quality art, but who still wanted to be smart about their spending. Our platform offers a curated selection of affordable contemporary art by talented international artists to satisfy that need and makes the process of buying online simpler and more efficient than going through the same experience with a traditional gallery. 

We also wanted to cater to emerging artists who are looking for better options to sell their work through a trusted gallery. Take a look at our selection of paintings, prints, photography, collage, drawings, sculpture, and more! We're sure you'll find 'art you can afford to love' to add to your collection.

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Alicia Puig honored with Latina Leaders Award 2020-2021

Alicia was one of 12 recipients of the Latina Leaders Awards 2020-2021 given by Latinasinbusiness.us

Learn more about the award, the other honorees, and the ceremony that occurred on June 10th to celebrate the winners. 

PxP Contemporary featured in Divide Magazine

Alicia was interviewed about the gallery in the second issue of Divide Magazine, an independent contemporary arts publication.

Pictured artwork by Betsy Enzensberger.

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Curator's Picks of Faces & Figures II!

Thanks to Ziquita Riberdy of Divide Magazine for selecting our next round of Curator's Picks from our current exhibition "Faces & Figures II". Learn more about the reasoning behind the selections below. Both artworks are available to purchase, simply visit the gallery artists page to browse by artist, search in our navigation menu, or check out the exhibition page. 

 Hannah Debson

"This piece is a direct reflection on the connection between art and fashion.
Photographers are sometimes forced to pick between art or editorial style photographs when in reality, the two can merge and function cohesively. There is a want for editorial style photographs to transition into gallery exhibitions and the contemporary art world."

Elisa Valenti Body Positive Art

"There is an "ideal body" that is portrayed in most of the world. Even in figurative
drawing, most models have a slimmer physique. Unfortunately, the "ideal body" only represents a fraction of the population. It's a breath of fresh air to see a realistic portrayal of a woman's figure that others may relate to."

PxP Contemporary's Second Curation with SHOWFIELDS

Alicia was invited to curate a second collection for SHOWFIELDS in February. She selected works by nine artists around the themes of human connection and the environment. 

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Curatorial Statement:

After spending most of 2020 indoors within the confines of our homes, we feel a collective longing for both nature and connection. These are two themes that are inherently a part of the artists’ works that I’ve selected for this curation. Some present the human form intertwined with or immersed in a landscape or other natural environment, while others compose images with figures alongside animals, flowers, and insects. Working in the mediums of collage and painting, these artists remind us to appreciate the profound beauty of our surroundings and of the importance of having respect for it now and in the years to come. 

These works of art also act as a record and documentation of life as an artist during the pandemic. While they, like everyone else, experienced loss, grief, anxiety, frustration, and fear - like nature itself, they also went through periods of growth and renewal. For me, bringing together this collection of artists is a manifestation of the belief that 2021 will indeed allow for more opportunities to connect with the environment, ourselves, and each other. It’s a sigh of relief, or rather, a breath of fresh air.

Featured Artists:

Austin Howlett
Emily Mullet
Erin McGean
Heather Polk
Kestin Cornwall
Mia Risberg
Shachi Kale
Sophia Tristan
Twiggy Boyer

Shop available artwork directly on the SHOWFIELDS website

Adapting & Ambition: Interview with Brooklyn-based artist Jenna Morello

Alicia recently interviewed Brooklyn-based artist Jenna Morello for The Create! Podcast. Listen to the episode here.

Shop available sculptures by Jenna Morello!