Place is latitudinal and longitudinal within the map of a person’s life. It is temporal, spatial and personal. A layered location replete with human histories and memories, place has width and well as depth. Having returned to the U.S. after living in Germany, and having moved several times in the past 5 years, I have become increasingly aware of my desire to connect to a specific location. Working with raw materials from my local landscape and visually interpreting it represents a starting point for understanding my environment. The awareness of my immediate physical surroundings marks my current time along a continuing path.
Scott Laumann began his career as a freelance illustrator upon moving to San Francisco in the mid-90′s. He quickly gained recognition, completing numerous commissions for Time, Rolling Stone, Reader’s Digest, GQ, the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Dow Jones, the Grammy Awards, Warner Brothers and Netscape among others. His work has been recognized by and selected into multiple juried shows and he was selected by Print Magazine as one of the top 30 New Visual Artists in 2002. Over the past decade, he has lived and worked in Spain, Philadelphia, Orange County, Minnesota, San Diego, Germany and San Francisco. He has shown in several galleries in the U.S. and abroad.
Scott works on a project by project basis, letting the concept or idea determine the medium. His current work investigates patterns through process — those resulting from repetitive action and ritual, specifically created by natural means over time. His goal is to identify shapes and forms that “highlight” a framework existing beneath what is visible, to suggest structure from what may appear as chaos. Responding to these patterns, often on specific sites directly, has led him to experiment with multiple, overlapping disciplines including painting, ink block printing, video, installation and “drawing” with elements found in nature.
He currently lives in Napa, CA with his wife Alicia and daughter Paloma.
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