Acrylic on canvas
14 in x 11 in
About the artist:
Scott Greenwalt was born in St. Louis, MO in 1974. Received MFA in painting from California College of the Arts in 1999. Currently based in Oakland, CA.
Contemplating the inevitable rise and demise of complex systems throughout history, my work explores notions of a manipulated, beautified world on the constant verge of collapse. Envisioning moments in time that reflect a tumult lurking just beneath the surface, threatening to rupture with magnificent force. A place where spiritual effluvia roams through space, leaving behind husks of the living things it once occupied, where new forms of life will again flourish in time. These images take on the familiar painting tropes of landscape, still life, nature painting, portraiture, architectural and history painting, rendering these various styles through the idiosyncratic lens of my particular brand of magic realism, wherein alien qualities abound in familiar formats.