Artworks as Reflections: The Portfolio of Todd Scott Anderson
Todd Scott Anderson is an artist who grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and who now spends his time between Mexico and the United States. In his practice, Todd produces artworks as reflections of experiences and viewpoints had while travelling the world.
Todd divides his current artistic portfolio by biosphere -- gallery titles like Tropic, Mountain, and Desert indicate not only the subject matter but the overarching tone of an artistic series. The colour palette of the artist's tropic gallery, for example, tends toward lush and vibrant blues and greens, with large, smooth leaf shapes taking over the substrates.
In our previous feature of Todd's art we looked at how the artist's use of texture mimics a sun-dappled state, and how the artist uses negative space to build striking silhouettes. I love seeing how Todd does the latter using darker backgrounds as well, building up a sense of drama in works that draw on a jungle aesthetic.