‘Satanic Panic’ by Scott Holloway
Artist: Scott Holloway
Title: ‘Satanic Panic’
Medium: Acrylic, Oil and Leaf on Panel
Dimensions: 6″ x 6″
Year of Creation: 2020
About the Artwork:
“SATANIC PANIC was a term from the 80’s when a lot of music and other things was seen as having hidden Satanic meanings. Dungeons & Dragons was also considered Satanic because some characters were able to summon demons and cast spells. In this work I use the twenty sided dice used in Dungeons & Dragons to depict the 666 symbol along with the inverted pentagram also believed to be a Satanic symbol.” – Scott Holloway
About the Artist:
Scott Holloway’s work represents themes associated with the historic fusion of religious dogma and scientific enlightenment of the Renaissance. The work is meant to be contemplative; and the viewer is encouraged to meditate on its hidden subtext – narratives about the search for the divine soul through anatomical dissection. Conceptually Holloway approaches the work emotionally, but controls the formal presentation through analytical methods as was done by the great masters of the past. The final images of anatomy are presented as traditional icons to convey the sacred nature of the human body. Holloway’s work is about honoring the beauty and complexity of the human form even after death.
Working steadily from his studios in Worcester, MA, Holloway has exhibited his work in New York City, Salem, Boston, Worcester, Phoenix, Tucson, Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Francisco, Culver City, Park City, Saint Louis, Philadelphia, London, Berlin, Italy and Denmark.
His work has been published in Hey! Magazine (France), Art That Creeps (Germany), La Luz 25, Quadrant Fantasies (Denmark), Catapult ArtMag twice, Worcester Magazine, Lexikon der phantastischen Kunstler (An Austrian encyclopedia of surreal artist), Monkey Sapian (Italy), Pulse Magazine, Skull Face (England), Boston Spectrum, Churn, Book of Skulls (Germany) and 20 Artists of Worcester.