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Scott Sueme is a Canadian artist raised in Vancouver, BC, on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. He has exhibited throughout Canada, as well as internationally, including New York, San Francisco, Miami and Cape Town.
Sueme’s paintings are rooted in an exploration of materiality – principally, the quality and perception of colour. In his work, colour manifests as an abstraction of various elements of life, interacting to recall memories, capture the passage of time or connect with the subconscious. Sueme’s hard-edge painting techniques create a subtlety of depth that reveals a new resonance to colour and an admission of the human hand.
Scott Sueme, Telophase, 2022, Acrylic and Flashe on wood, 62.2. x 47 cm
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This “imperfect” process of making calls to a nostalgia or authenticity – an honouring of the handmade. Through an intimacy of material interaction, Sueme’s works act as small records of larger lived experiences and a conversational catalogue of human imprints.
In Sueme’s artistic practice, his understanding of multiple mediums permeate each other, culminating in a body of work that intersect painting, sculpture and assemblage, threaded by his study of colour and form. Sueme’s fascination with colour is rooted in his graffiti practice, a genre that is preoccupied with geometric abstraction and colour perception. In developing his personal visual language, Sueme derives inspiration from multidisciplinary practices, creating a unique approach that explores the contrast between flatness of painting and the tangible, voluminous quality of paint.
Scott Sueme, Cell Cycles, 2022, Acrylic and Flashe on wood, 46.4 x 47 cm
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