Scott Marsh’s latest series Savoir Faire explores the growing cross over between graffiti and high art. Drawing inspiration from Manet’s ‘Luncheon on the Grass’ and ‘Olympia’, Marsh pairs the raw energy, and fluid precision of contemporary street culture with the classical notion of the female nude.
The women depicted in Marsh’s paintings, emulate the gaze of the Manets Olympia; brazenly staring at the viewer. Marsh utilizes this comparison to question the acceptance of graffiti techniques within the fine art world
An international reputation has seen him travel to paint commissions in South America, Europe and throughout Australia. Marsh graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from COFA, UNSW (2009) and has subsequently completed a Bachelor of Secondary Education (Visual Arts) from University of Technology Sydney. With a well established studio practice he is a professional artist with a blossoming career.
Marsh layers elements of impressionism and pop art with the pallet, scale techniques associated with graffiti. The colour pallet contrasts muddy greys and browns with strong effulgent and fluorescent colour, reminiscent of a fresh graffiti piece in a dreary urban landscape.
SAVOIR FAIRE is open for viewing Monday June 15th 2pm - 4pm and Tuesday 16th 1PM - 4PM