scott woodward meyers, abstract painting and photography

My current works of abstract photography and minimal painting focus on artifacts of our society in urban spaces and natural environments. The images may be seen as documentation of a momentary state, but also as elements with a past, whether forgotten, lost or discarded. Edited to diptychs, triptychs or series, they take on a new layer of meaning, a narrative of associations unique to the viewer.

The tightly framed views, taken out of their normal context, are mementos of memories and existences often passed by in the pursuit of new objects and experiences. The lost value of these fragments echoes relationships to people, resources and processes. A disregard leading to behaviors that affect our society, our lifestyles and are shaping our future.

These photographic compositions are influenced by both abstraction and post-minimalism. The rhythm and ductus of the image and textural combinations are inspired by concrete reduction, modern poetry, prose fragments and personal observations from nature and urban landscapes. Like visual haiku, and with their painterly beauty, they record the state of the objects around us and remind us of our behavior in a larger context, as actors on an ever-changing stage.

Los Angeles, 2020