Artist Scott Sueme's paintings capture the places we play sport in a new light

15 October 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

Canadian artist Scott Sueme’s latest series of paintings have a sporty theme from swimming pools to concrete playgrounds. Focusing on unusual angles or honing in on the abstract details allows Scott to provide an alternative perspective of these typically active places.

Sport is synonymous with action and dynamism, so it’s interesting to see Scott slowing this down and creating a wonderful stillness in his pictures. The empty chairs of ball boys sit against a lush green background and and the silhouette of a basketball is cast onto lined asphalt. Even when people are introduced into the frame there’s still a quiet calmness. The softness of paint and other media used on the artist’s birch panel canvases, enhances the contrast with his subject matter.


Scott Sueme: Three in the Key


Scott Sueme: Dry Side


Scott Sueme: Bank Shot


Scott Sueme: Common Wealth


Scott Sueme: Drop In


Scott Sueme: Ghost to the Net


Scott Sueme: Deep Area


Scott Sueme: Ball Boys

Share Article

Further Info

About the Author

Rebecca Fulleylove

Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.

It's Nice That Newsletters

Fancy a bit of It's Nice That in your inbox? Sign up to our newsletters and we'll keep you in the loop with everything good going on in the creative world.