Join us for 2nd Friday Art Walk Downtown in San Rafael! In March, we’re featuring Scott Fin‘s experimental photography.
San Rafael 2nd Friday Art Walk
Scott Fin at McRoskey Mattress Store
March 9th, 5-9pm
1340 4th Street, San Rafael
“Underground Art” artist statement
I love to explore hidden, secret, abandoned places and feel compelled to tell their tales through my lens. I love to find latent compositions in chaos, neglect and dereliction; the more orphaned a subject, the more inviting and intriguing its narrative. Photography and painting with light allow me to illuminate and share my interpretations, facilitating an experience with the viewer where desires are developed, imaginations inspired, and fantasies kindled. By shooting off the beaten path, my art documents the unknown, catches moments on the fringes of history, and frames the undiscovered. I use vivid colors intentionally to evoke positive associations: dancing swirls of light add a sense of levity and playfulness to an otherwise disturbing environment. My Underground Art images exude energy because I, the witness, am everywhere in each of them.
In 1998, after teaching high school in the Czech Republic, Scott returned to his hometown of Atlanta and enrolled in a summer photography program in Missoula, Montana. Scott has pursued his love of photographing people, urban landscapes, events and abstracts while teaching middle school in Sweden, taking care of a relative with Alzheimer’s, and teaching in the Berkeley Unified School District. He has been a full-time photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2011.