"My work is not an attempt to recreate a reality grounded in traditional representations of the built environment, instead through these works, I am encouraging the viewer to reconsider how shape creates form, light creates shadow and perspective creates experience.
Through my exploration of site, the urban realm is altered and redefined, with physical and visual aspects working together to capture the unique narrative of each piece.
I hope I can co-exist with the viewer in a shared, fleeting moment, where multiple realities combine through abstraction to create a sensorial experience. When viewed through my lens, these shared realms are redefined in ways that don’t follow the rules of physics. Instead, I hope my works reflect a deep contemplation of shadow and form and an ability to transfigure reality, an intersection of abstraction and realism, it’s subtle, constrained and highly selective. Singular elements are layered, revisited, redefined and finally, completed over months of continuous practice. With each layer, by intention is that both me, the artist, and viewer are further absorbed into a world which isn’t perfect, or even real, but sensorial, meditative, and dreamlike."
Justin Maurice Scivetti is a figurative Landscape painter based in Melbourne. His artistic practice is balanced by a career in horticulture and landscaping, as well as nourishing his passion for plants working at a nursery. Floating somewhere between the real and unreal, his landscapes imbue a type of fantasy; they appear mysterious and other-worldly conjuring a quiet stillness. They are inspired by the natural and built environment, exploring subtleties in colour and light to bring the works to life.
Justin has a Bachelor of Fine Arts – Printmaking, after graduating from the National Art School in 2011, a Diploma of Fine Arts – Painting & Photography, St. George TAFE, Sydney in 2008, and more recently, a Diploma of applied Horticultural Science – Melbourne Polytechnic, 2017. He has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions in Sydney, and Melbourne, and has been a finalist in several art prizes – including recently receiving the Oil Painting Prize in the Waverly Art Prize 2019.
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