The Dusk. The Twilight. The Eve
Scott Allen Roberts is a Los Angeles native living and practicing in New York. A fine art major from the University of Southern California and postgraduate from Parsons the New School, Scotts’ observational landscapes explore cosmological, ontological, and phenomenological concepts surrounding the ideas of existentialism and the human condition. In the history of landscape art, there have always been questions of how humanity fits into its environment. Having experienced close familial death early on in his life with the loss of his parents, themes of mortality both haunt and enlighten his work. The burning human questions of ‘Where do we go when we die?’, ‘Where did the world come from?’, or ‘What is the meaning of it all?’ were the first of many that Scott pondered in his youth and contemplated in observation of landscapes. Instagram: @scottallenroberts
"‘The Dusk. The Twilight. The Eve.’ is the current series in development by artist Scott Allen Roberts. The images shared here are a sample of the concepts and style Roberts is currently developing. Conceived in the winter of New Yorks Hudson Valley the series of interiors and landscapes aims to explore ‘the end’ in terms of the tenuous juxtaposition between seasonality and mortality. Scott has employed dayglow/fluorescent colors as the ground for all of the series, set against vibrational colors layered in an additive way. Beyond the distinct use of color, the series balances graphic and painterly styles incorporating the use of full chroma and lighter transparent hues. The series features reflections, cast shadows, and portals such as windows or doors to place interior and exterior spaces against one another. These physical adjacencies aim to question a conceptual ‘real vs. virtual’ space and how we as a society have blurred the understanding between the two. ‘The Dusk. The Twilight. The Eve’ explores through subject matter connected to all of humanity and often times considered dark territory, this series questions the unknown through provocative, bright and compelling environments."