Painter Scott McIntire visualizes the unseen “energy fields” in and among natural and man-made environments. His intense focus on elements both visible and invisible to the naked eye cause them to pop and shimmer; birds, tiny bugs, minute components such as dust and pollen, and also sensory inputs - smells, sounds, and electro-magnetic energy turn his everyday world into a hyperreal explosion of form and color.
“My concern about climate change, cellular transmissions, radio waves, sounds, and human manipulation of our environment lead me to perceive the universe beyond human senses”.
McIntire worked with Op Art concepts early in his career and now uses optical illusions to convey energy elements. To achieve high chromatic brilliance and surface quality, McIntire works in water-based Enamel paint.
McIntire has taught at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, and has had his work exhibited in numerous solo shows across the US. He now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, and Greenport, Long Island.