falls church, VA, United States
About Scott Hutchison
While paint and animation dominate the technical side of Hutchison's work, conceptually, Hutchison explores identity and introspection through an examination of his portrait or segments thereof. Some works illustrate an expressionless face, while others show his mouth with extreme, often threatening expressions. The viewer is left to guess which of these works reveal the artist's true character, and can contemplate the notion of a shifting personality, as Hutchison's face changes slightly, or contorts drastically. When animated, the paint appears to move across the surface, resulting in animations that are in constant flux. The mark of the medium activates the surface but discloses none of the artist's thoughts. After receiving his MFA from George Washington University in 1999, Hutchison continues painting in his Arlington studio. An exploration of the human figure continues to be the leitmotiv of his work. For several years, Hutchison's figures existed in surreal, monochromatic landscapes. More recently, color has crept back into his paintings, and a long-standing interest in animation has become part of his creative process.
BFA - Drake University
MFA - George Washington University