Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Scott Belcastro takes you on an isolated journey through the forest. Or so I thought, when taking the time to absorb his work, it is not about the focal point of the lonely venture of the child wandering in the forest, nor about the lost home in the midst of nowhere, it is about the lively nature of the forest acting as an energy of life which surrounds it. The depth and scale of his work is not by measurement, but by the grand scale of the infinite space of the sky or the vast white space of snow.
Scott's work has a sense of calmness which makes you want to dive in the painting to escape from our daily lives and be lost in serenity. He currently resides in Los Angeles, but his influence comes from his childhood memories, growing up at Upstate, New York where there are plenty of preserved nature.