My work is rooted in tradition, drawn from life and constructed with imagination. Within the construction of each piece lies the anxiety of solving problems I unwittingly create for myself. Problems that may relate to kinesics: the study of the manner in which body movement and physical gesture enable nonverbal communication.
Conversations are started on canvas with bursts of movement and energy. They continue through trial and error and a call and response of color, texture and shape. I stare back at the canvas and wade through the infinite possibilities of "next moves."
I still trust that the kinesthetic language of the brushstroke, the scratches, drips and physical movement can be coaxed in a certain direction. The destination is an end that speaks to something greater than a deft hand or a beautiful mark. It provides a meaningful connection to the mind and spirit.
Some efforts die along the way – their remains hanging around as outdated roadmaps, reminders of where not to go.
Those that survive will reward repeated and sustained viewing.
About the artist:
Scott Hunter studied painting and art history at Boston University. He graduated in 1993 after a classically structured education based on intensive studio training and drawing from life. His related experience includes theatrical set design, illustration, commissioned portraits and wall murals.
Scott lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is represented in many private and public collections.