Scott Hutchison

Virginia and DC contemporary figurative painter explores the human body. Realistically painting and drawing segments of the portrait and nude in surreal, layered, translucent and abstract compositions.


Recent Solo Exhibitions

2016 Synchronicity: Paintings by Scott Hutchison, Hillyer Arts Space, Washington DC

2014 In Sequence, Blackrock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD

2012 In Motion, Animated Self Portraits by Scott Hutchison, Red House Art Center, Syracuse New York. 

2012  Faces, Forms & Illusions, Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake New York

Recent Group Exhibitions

2016 Connections: Artists Selecting Artists, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY 

2016 Scott Hutchison & Leslie Nolan, Face to Face, Strathmore Hall, Bethesda, MD

2015 Perspective: Contemporary Painting and Drawing, Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC 

2015 Drawing, The Art of Seeing, The Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY

2014 Me, Myself and I, Eastern New Mexico University, NM

2013 Emanation, Linus Art Gallery, Pasadena CA

About Me

Scott Hutchison


I was twelve when I first saw Francis Bacon's Study after Velasquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X at the Des Moines Art center. After thirty years I still see his influence on my work. My figurative work like Bacon's are often solitary and displayed in a series. Our compositions are both haunting and distorted; influenced by the progression of time and the motion of the figure. The visual representation of movement and time's effect on the human form is vital to my work. In my paintings and drawings I distort time by overlapping various moments together in one composition.

My paintings and drawings are created and conceived by combining the use of photography, animation techniques, projections, and digital manipulation to create multifaceted figures that appear to move and animate. One painting may consist of four or five different time frames. Like overlapping echoes, a figure may merge into another or become a haunting monstrous abstraction. My paintings and drawings are extensions of my animations where the viewer is presented with multiple time frames at once. In this way, my paintings and drawings illustrate the idea that the ego is in constant flux. Life is a series of ever changing events and time in its infinite step changes us. and are funded in part by the generous support of the Arts Council of Fairfax County

Washington DC Based Artist

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