Fine visual arts created in New York's Hudson Valley
A story with no beginning or end...
Artist Scott Allen Roberts is a contemporary landscape painter drawing on personal life experiences in which themes of mortality, existentialism, and the human condition dominate his bold and graphic artwork. The artist's allegorical works in acrylic and oil on canvas are peppered with symbolic artifacts employed to question where our actual and virtual lives intersect, and how we as a society have blurred the understanding between the two. While the ontological concepts in Roberts' work could be considered 'dark' territory, he explores them through bright, provocative, and compelling environments, something which can be seen in his ongoing and developing series 'PERPETUUS'.
The Hudson Valley is the backdrop for Roberts' art studio as well as the inspiration for the current work. Delving into a four chapter series exploring the journey of the seasons ‘PERPETUUS’ opens with a selection of works from chapters one and two— the winter and spring respectively. Chapter one, entitled 'The Dusk. The Twilight. The Eve.' examines the beautiful austerity of winter in upstate New York. Interior spaces look out to cold and barren landscapes rendered in radiant, colorful hues. Chapter 2, 'A Civil Twilight,' studies the spring, and a cycle of renewal in a vast country setting. Striking, stylistic foliage and florals make up vivid scenery in a frenzy of growth.