Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Scott Holloway, "Memento Mori," August 7 - 30

I just received an email from Morbid Anatomy reader Scott Holloway alerting me to an upcoming show of his artworks inspired by anatomical and religious works that will be on show at La Lux de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles from August 7 - 30.

From the website:
Scott Holloway’s current work centers on the holy relics of Saints and biblical figures as highly detailed anatomical icons. Holloway fuses these images with passages from the Bible and text from medical treatise, sprinkled with a bit of Surrealism. Working with oil on panel as well as mixed media, Holloway’s pieces conjure up images torn from an old anatomy book, an icon that emerged from an unknown religion and skulls that remind us of our own mortality.

Born in Bellingham, Massachusetts in 1969, Holloway discovered his talent at an early age. Encouraged by his teachers to pursue an art career, he explored realism in the tradition of the Northern Renaissance. His efforts won him several awards for his work in the late 1980s. In the 1990s, Holloway spent four years studying the oil painting techniques of the Old Masters at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Since then, Holloway has been working steadily from his studios in Worcester, and exhibiting his work at area galleries as well LA, NYC, Berlin and London. “I love to work with concepts. I have also created a Madonna and Child series. These works at first appear to the viewer as religious icons. But if you look closer, you will notice I have included an underlying ‘femme fatale’ theme using a lot of ironic symbolism” states Holloway.
To find out more about the show, click here. To see more of his work (as shown above) click here.

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