"My hope is that my work allows the viewer to engage with the observations I have noted and the interpretation I strive to express. I desire to create unique images that transcend representation and move toward a deeper insight into not only my own aesthetic but the universal meanings of imagery."
Scott Duce, "Vocho Viejo #39," 2019, oil on panel, 20 x 20 inches, $4,000
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Scott Duce, "Vocho Viejo #21," 2019, oil on panel, 20 x 20 inches - SOLD
"As Henry David Thoreau succinctly stated: “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” I have spent my life painting and drawing in order to understand what I see and seeing to understand what I make. My work is based on observation combined with a desire to visually interpret nature, landscape, and culture.
I am continually moving between producing paintings, drawings, prints, and animations. For me observation comes first, whether I am on a city street or in the mountains I am always looking for what catches my eye, what excites me visually, what surprises me by humor, beauty, or conflict. I then take what I have witnessed and reinterpret this imagery through form, light, color, and meaning. The medium guides my process as much as anything. The texture of paint or a piece of paper influences the marks I make by hand and guides the content of my work."
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