Ris Scott | amazing finger paintings.
Iris Scott (b.1984) is an oil finger painting artist based in New York city, Brooklyn. Iris makes her color-saturated canvases burst with movement using a form of textural impressionism all her own, and without using a brush.
“There’s nothing between me and the paint – I feel all the tiny nuances. I can manipulate thick paint with my fingers in ways brushes never could.” her paintings fit into an exciting new artistic movement called instinctualism. While its predecessor, minimalism, still dominates the art world, instinctualism is a reaction to the vapid non-representational painting wasteland of corporate abstract art. Rich in topic, color, and texture, instinctualism is art that doesn’t need explanation to enjoy, for it will appeal to the innocent eyes of children as much as it will appeal to art collectors. Iris champions the paintings of Monet, Van Gogh, Sargent, and Picasso. Her paint-heavy finger painting technique and rainbow of pigments, oftentimes utilizes over 100 different oil colors into a single scene. Her paintings portray a dreamy yet dynamic world – a heightened, more lush version of reality. “I want my paintings to be both an escape from our everyday life, and an intensification of the recognizable.”