Scott Bergey was born in Chatham, Ontario Canada in 1967. Arriving late to the art world he did not start painting until the age of 30. Having no formal training, what he lacks in technique he makes up for in creativity and style. His artwork is a combination of innocence and sophistication.
Clearly influenced by artists like Paul Klee and Jean Dubuffet his work is highly textured, raw and childlike although not childish. He builds from simple things - a piece of paper and a brush - but challenges himself to explore texture, colours and techniques. His pieces are contemporary but have a retro feeling. His sense of humor appearing frequently in is art.
Scott favors painting abstracts and people. All his characters arrive from his imagination. His people emerge on the canvas almost as if he knows them. His abstracts (many of them in the collage style) have muted colours and a rusty rough feel.
New to the formal art world Scott is slowly building a following and his future looks promising.
His work can be seen at the ATTI gallery at 2152 Younge Street in Toronto, Ontario…Read More