ColorOrgy Hijacks Gender Norms 

Vice Magazine: Creators - #50StatesofArt

The Arizona artist uses bright colors and kitsch to masque an otherwise subversive agenda.

A cactus in front of a blazing sunset, with hints of an infinite gorge or waterless desert, are the typical tropes that appear in Southwest American art. But for Phoenix, AZ-based artist ColorOrgy, bright pastels and precise lines take on a different stereotype, through works that put a satirical twist on gender norms and sexuality..

ColorOrgy - Various Works

Bizarre Beyond Belief

Investigating the process of expectations, ColorOrgy explores the relationship of daily life with popular culture and mass media. Using clean lines and brilliant color theories to invoke nostalgia, he subtly asks the viewer to reflect on what lies beneath the surface using their own memories. Blending the aesthetics of middle class values with provocative imagery, ColorOrgy challenges everyday subject matter...

The Twisted Narrative of ColorOrgy

Upper Playground

Mesa-based painter and digital manipulator Scott Wolf (aka ColorOrgy) blends perversion with pop culture, creating a twisted take on Americana with the help of violence and sexuality. Between children with chainsaws and bunnies birthing Easter eggs in the Virgin Mary’s Arms, Wolf’s work is so wrong it’s right...

ColorOrgy: When The Pop-Bourgeois Style Becomes Irreverent

Urban Contest Magazine

ColorOrgy is surrealism, irony and provocation; It is a succession of scenes scandalous disguised as an elegant bearing, middle-class comforts. ColorOrgy is the name of Instagram profile created by Scott Wolf, illustrator who has won more than 12,000 followers with his works. 
It is a project that was created with the intent to "explore the relationship of everyday life with the pop and media culture"; It is the portrayal of exaggeration, the exasperated communication that tends to become unreal...

Pop Art With A Dark Heart

Hunger Magazine

The perverse and the innocent meet to form a twisted narrative in Scott Wolf’s (aka ColorOrgy) pop art pieces.  Based in Phoenix, Arizona – the illustrator and painter blends the aesthetics of traditional values with provocative imagery to deconstruct the American dream.

Finding inspiration from mid-20th century pulp fiction and comic books – Scott’s graphic images mix vibrant hues with equal parts of dark humour, to explore the sinister side of childhood, romance and gender roles in a changing society...

100 Creatives 2016: ColorOrgy on the Problem with Being Phoenix-Centric

Phoenix New Times

Every other year, New Times puts the spotlight on Phoenix's creative forces — painters, dancers, designers, and actors. Leading up to the release of Best of Phoenix, we're taking a closer look at 100 more. Welcome to the 2016 edition of 100 Creatives. Up today is 51. ColorOrgy.

As noms de guerre go, ColorOrgy's wears like candy-apple red on a pin-up's lips. The Mesa native, formerly known as Scott Wolf, is known for disorienting paintings that take cartoonish midcentury imagery and twist them into sexualized horror shows...

Illustrations of our society that is only interested in sex and eating.

Collective Culture

Open your legs does not mean more to make a move with the lower extremities to separate one leg of the other enlarging the angle between them. However, the first three words you just read quickly and without much detail, called their attention to the almost automatic conception that the phrase "open legs" made them think, and got his devise brain, remember or stimulate any reference to sex and all that know him.

Precisely because of reactions like this it is that many believe that the time and the whole mixture of generations that converge in it is nothing more than a hungry society that quenches their "needs" and satisfy your "wants" through two concepts: sex and consumption.

Both fed and fostered by the media sphere today affect us all. As well as being two continuous searches the mind confused with a safety valve, society the masquerades of love and / or reward, and an economic system promotes them , making them appear two primitive events that eventually were potentiated to degrees important.

The [artwork of] ColorOrgy demonstrate the seriousness with which all after what opens the doors of sexual pleasure, or at least of voyeurism, of course, goes hand in hand with the first, and the mass consumerism, express and useless...

Best Low Brow Artist 2015

Phoenix New Times

Remember when the tornado sent Dorothy flying over the rainbow, transporting her from a world of black and white to one of quirky technicolor? That's exactly how we felt when we first laid eyes on the highly saturated and subtly sinister work of Scott Wolf. The lowbrow artist, who has been raising eyebrows all over Phoenix, appearing in galleries such as MonOrchid, R. Pela Contemporary, and Willo North, has found a talent in flipping the wholesome family on its head while playfully flipping the bird to mainstream marketing. The Mesa-based painter and digital manipulator blends perversion with pop culture, creating a twisted take on Americana with the help of violence and sexuality. Between children with chainsaws and bunnies birthing Easter eggs in the Virgin Mary's Arms, Wolf's work is so wrong it's right.

Artist Scott Wolf Tells Us About Weird Turkish Films

DVYZE.com

David Linnz: Where are you from?Scott Wolf: Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. With a ten year stint in Chicago.  
David Linnz: What landed you in Chicago for those 10 years?Scott Wolf: It’s a long story full of drama and deception, I’ll leave it at that. It usually takes a couple dates before I tell that story.
David Linnz: Let’s move onto the art. What drew you to spray paint as a medium?Scott Wolf: It’s strange, I used to be all about traditional mediums, I loved making a mess… but as I got older I became very anal about precision. Spray paint gives me the ability to (continue reading)

Soggy notes from First Friday, June 5, 2015

Explore Art: Phoenix

Next door in monOrchid‘s main gallery, local painter Scott Wolf injected some twisted humor into my evening: his stencils on wood panel are part of a show called “Layers,” with Wolf sharing space with another local artist, DadSocks, who also explores the potential of stenciling. Wolf says he draws inspiration from mid-20th century pulp fiction, comic books and retro popular culture. His funny images of idealized family life, rendered in bright monochrome colors and line drawings, are juxtaposed with hints of violence and menace — which made me laugh and feel creeped out at the same time.  An example is “Intermission,” where a car rushing to a good spot at the drive-in has evidently run someone over — although all you see is a leg missing its shoe, under a tire, and a police officer, while something called “Color Orgy” plays on the big screen. Another example is the vignette of an attractive woman kissing a man who’s rolling up his sleeve to reveal that one of his arms is actually a long snake.


10 Cool Things We Saw In Downtown Phoenix During June's First Friday

Phoenix New Times

Twisted Americana

At Shade Gallery inside monOrchid, we enjoyed seeing works by both Scott Wolf and DadSocks, who use stencils to create works with social commentary that's sometimes subtle, but more often not. Our favorites included pieces by Wolf that blend iconic imagery reflecting various trappings of the American dream with a twisted sense of humor that conveys a more honest assessment of American impulses towards greed and sexuality. The show continues through June 25.


Artist Spotlight On Scott Wolf

Arizona Foothills Magazine

Looking through Scott Wolf's paintings, one can sense his love of graphic design with his use sharp lines and bold colors. There is a sharp wit and a surprising humor to each piece such as with “Allergic Salute” or “Hybrid (cameraphone)”. Wolf’s said, “I am often influenced by many unrelated and tweaked parts of clip-art that come together in an unintended way, I’m not a fan of "black and white"; I like all the grays in between.” There is more to Wolf’s work than meets the eye and a closer examination reveals a mix of solid and concrete visuals with an amorphous storyline that is pure entertainment to the eye. Wolf’s artwork will engage your senses with neon colors, bold lines, and humorous subjects while you explore Wolf’s whimsical and twisted world. (continue reading)


SICK… Ready To Check Out New Exhibition At Willo North Gallery

Arizona Local Revibe

Looking at Scott Wolf paintings, one can sense his love of graphic design with his use sharp lines and bold colors, but will be surprised by the humor in each piece. Regarding his current series he says that his art consists of  “many unrelated and tweaked parts of clip-art that came together in an unintended way.”  As a whole the work feels like the audience is inside a selection of clip-art gone fantasy. When asked about the inspiration behind his work Wolf said, “I try to have the images be sort of ambiguous, I’m not a fan of “black and white”; I like all the grays in between.” He has an obvious interest in the deconstruction of things, in addition to using repurposed wood with acrylic and spray paint. When we spoke about having his first exhibition he simply said, “the show has been incredible, my biggest supporter and fan has been Kristen Shears from Willo North Gallery and she made this possible. (continue reading)

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