Scott Dodson, Queens, NY Member Since March 2011 Artist Statement I am a multimedia artist, using latex and acrylic paint to create intricate images of animals, parading in a web of corners and crisp lines. The paintings explore the dynamic nature of curves and spaces as they converge to create a lattice of inter-twining shapes and colors.
I try to document the moment of art as it is being made, and I later present edited video segments online using social media. There is something special that occurs during the making of art which is lost once the piece is completed. While painting, I have a sense of optimism and motion. When the painting is complete, it becomes a relic of those moments for me.
MOMENT of art
I am interested in the way that things fit together. My work employs gesture strokes to guide the eye across a universe of birds, fish, dogs, cats, elephants, seahorses… as they meet in precise congestion. I want to create the visual sense that although the paintings have edges, a swirling expanse of all connected things continues infinitely.
RELIC of art
To me, the paintings represent the culmination of the thoughts and ideas I had while creating them. Further interpretations are left to the viewer.