New Hampshire based artist Scott Patt’s work is informed by the aesthetics of communication in urban and rural environments. Humorous and cynical, his works expose the meaning of art and poignant moments in life.
Scott’s paintings and works on paper are recognizable for his use of primary colors, bold shapes and text influenced by the aesthetics of Post-Pop and consumerism.
Scott’s recent series of work, Character Study, is a visual journal of sorts, depicting a range of feelings and emotions we as a society have collectively felt in the recent period of upheaval and change.
Each work in the series was made spontaneously, with the incorporation of bold colors and lines as the foundation for each piece.
Scott’s process for this series often involved multiple versions created of each Character as he consistently refined the elements of rhythm, scale and color.
Additionally, Scott simultaneously worked on many Characters at a time, sometimes a dozen or so at once, expressing different emotions or feelings through each individual piece.
Scott used a variety of materials in the series. Primarily, he painted with flashe vinyl, or occasionally acrylic paint (or a combination of the two). He also incorporated pencil in several of the works.
“Character Study is and continues to be my outlet to process (sometimes exorcise) and reflect on our unique and complicated times. It is my hope that you can see some of yourself within the work and find some resolution through a smile.”
– Scott Patt