Paintings and Photos Merge to Form Perplexing Illusions

Multifaceted artist Gregory Scott combines painting and photography in his creative series titled Impositions. Similar to Ben Heine’s Pencil Vs Camera, Scott creatively merges two mediums of art into one imaginative image that offers a new outlook on an otherwise ordinary scene. By placing paintings within the frame of a photograph, often in front of himself in self-portraits, the artist plays with our perception of reality.

Scott says of his work: “To make it engaging I explore elements of trompe l'oeil, illusions, and altered realities to entice the viewer into paying attention. At the same time these techniques explore our perceptions of what is ‘real.’ Is a photograph more real than a painting? Is video more real even though it is low resolution? Rather than enter the well-worn discourse on photographic truthfulness, I'm more interested in the tendency for people to be convinced by an obviously manufactured fantasy.”

Beyond the juxtaposition of reality and illusion, Scott also touches on the duality of emotions. He explores “serious” art and its ability to easily translate as a source of humor. The nude figure is often considered a form of fine art, yet one can’t help but grin at the vision of Scott’s thin features extending from a painting of a rotund body.

Gregory Scott website
via [Faith is Torment]

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