Scott Bauer

Portamento, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

Painting100 x 100 x 4cmShips from United Kingdom

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About the Artist

Scott Bauer (b.1972, UK) is a contemporary visual artist whose abstract works explore the articulation of linear strokes, blending strong primary colours and black and whites to achieve subtleties of tone. As a young child, Scott was taken to the Ringling Museum of Art in Florida, which has an astonishing collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings. He had described it is as the most unlikely art collection one can imagine seen in the baking sun of the Gulf Coast. Having been incredibly moved by the experience, Scott became fascinated with art, majoring in art history and fine arts at university. For years he had worked in the arts as a specialist at Sotheby’s, a curator for a private collector and a gallery director. It was only a few years ago that Scott decided to pursue arts as a career, later studing painting at university in the United States and continued to dabble in portraiture and landscape painting. Scott lives and works in London, UK.

About the Artwork

If nature is the biggest inspiration for Scott’s work, music is a very close second. Here the pattern of separate, delineated lines of colour form a chromatic harmony that Scott likens to something almost musical. The term ‘portamento’ refers to a technique in music where individual notes are blurred or blended. At a certain distance or from an angle, the lines of colour coalesce and blend in bands across the canvas.