The Beautiful Chaos of Scott Donohue
Technological advances are the vehicles we drive to pave our future. The shape of the path whether it be winding, straight, wide or narrow is solely dependent upon our freedom of choice. We are a relatively young industrial breed of humans hinging upon the ambivalence of science.
We use technology for war, to extend life, for personal convenience and to catapult our race forward. In order to grasp the full responsibility of the tools we have stumbled upon, it is necessary to wade through the pools of scientific chaos. Artist Scott Donohue illustrates through various forms of mixed media the struggle between humans and machines. He creates large installation works to photograph and recycle into paintings and 2D mixed media imagery.
His colorful ink scribbles mixed with images of machines and humans tossed into the eclecticscene. His website is humorous and chaotic like his pieces. Donohue does not stop at illustrations. This unique fellow also creates installations that he describes as “machines that refuse to be repressed”. He likes to create the idea of machines being incapable of handling the intense imagination of the human mind. The precursor to his whole artistic world revolves around the co-dependent relationship of humans and machines; the stress that follows a wireless connection all the time. The instant gratification of text messages, internet and cell phones placates our egos but also diminishes the necessity of human contact.
Showcasing his works in Europe, Scott is a relatively new on the scene, but his art is already gaining wide recognition for his complex work. Visit him @ peopleovemachines.co.uk and invite yourself into the crazy world of lovely machines!