‘The Fall’ by Scott Holloway
Artist: Scott Holloway
Title: ‘The Fall’
Medium: Ink, Acrylic, Oil and Gold Leaf on Panel
Dimensions: 16″ x 20″
Year of Creation: 2018
About the Artwork:
“I was originally going to use this idea for a Seasons themed exhibition but found I didn’t have the time. I still really wanted to create this painting and decided it would be great to complete it for this show as I could contribute work of any theme. The title was originally just ‘Fall’, as in autumn. I changed it to ‘The Fall’ to convey that it’s more than just the season. It’s about the fall of man. A Memento Mori painting. I wanted the image to appear like a winged skull that can be found in so many old graveyards in colonial New England where I live. I am often inspired by the imagery and poems from old slate grave stones from the 16-1700’s.
Other symbols of fall are old fallen leaves and finally the acorn falls from the tree. But the fall from the tree sparks a new beginning. From death comes life. From a fall comes an uprising.” – 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.