Scott Tulay - 10 Art Competition
Through my drawings, I investigate the ambiguity of space. Whether inspired by built form or natural context, my art is constructed of an armature of light. Light, or what looks like atmosphere or fog, is engaged in either defining space or dematerializing the landscape or architectural elements depicted. This treatment of light, combined with an unclear relationship of the viewer’s place in relation to the ground plane, creates a spatial disconnect with an ambiguity of depth and motion. In other words, in some drawings the viewer appears to be floating and is looking both up and down at the same time. A haunting, almost ghosting, sensation pervades my work. Atmosphere pervades the drawings; it entwines and tugs at the objects. I feel the objects pushing at each other, pulling at the atmosphere, ready to fly apart, but all held in equilibrium. In the last four years, I have exhibited in four separate museum shows, including the Tchoban Foundation Museum of Architectural Drawing in Berlin, the Springfield Museum of Art (MA), and the Brattleboro Museum of Art (VT). I also had my third solo exhibit at Gurari Collections in Boston. Last year, I was invited back to Berlin for an exhibit at the Architektur Galerie Berlin. I also participated in a show at The Building Centre in London, and had an two person exhibit with Michael Reedy at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco titled “Ghosts and Shadows.” I am currently exhibiting again at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center in Vermont in a group New England exhibit titled “NXNE – Contemporary works on Paper.” My drawings are in private and public collections, including the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, the Smith College Museum of Art and the Tchoban Foundation Museum. Finally, my drawings have been written about in American Art Collector, Artscope Magazine, Design New England, Preview Magazine, CUBE Berlin, and Bauwelt Magazine.