Using techniques of painting beloved of the Old Masters, Scott Koban gives battle – which image to capture? – which image to hold? Those that find material reality are an edit of his limitless imagination.

Scott's curiosity, talent and capacity for hard work bring him opportunities he cannot resist: his first job was matte artist at Walt Disney Productions in Los Angeles. Sometimes, he paints to test his limits – a thirty-foot architectural painting is technical and highly physical. Sometimes, he paints to explore his creativity – and finds the Icons. Mostly, he paints because he’s driven by the unseen.

He accepts challenging commissions because he’s curious – can he do it? Can he design a concert in Russia? Yes. Not only that, but it’s recognised as ‘Best Concert Design by a Foreign Designer’ by the Russian press. Can he design an exhibition in Bosnia for Warchild? Yes.

To date, he’s worked in Austria, Bosnia, France, Monaco, Russia, UK and USA.
His fine art is found in collections in France, Monaco, UK and USA.
His film and commercial work survives as awards, photographs, memorabilia and within film sequences.

Scott Koban is mostly self-taught. He comes from a line of Welsh psychics on his mother’s side and he believes in the power of art if you have a heart that loves and an eye that sees the inner world.

AWARDS

Designed 'HOCHRIEGL' a TV commercial for Filmhaus Vienna, with Austrian director Micky Bindleichner. Scott shared the CCA Award and Luerzers Archiv Award with the director.

HAS WORKED WITH

RUSSIA

Designed the rock musical TANGO (1998), for one of Russia’s leading stars Laima Vaikule, in a 3000-seater auditorium next to the Kremlin. Concert was dubbed the 'best foreign design' by Moscow press.

BOSNIA

WARCHILD commissioned Scott to design an exhibition for Pavarotti’s £2M Music Centre, in Mostar after cease-fire.

WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS

Student in special effects and matte painting, under department head, Harrison Ellenshaw at Walt Disney Studios, California. Harrison was visual effects supervisor on TRON (1982), and was nominated for an Academy Award for BLACK HOLE (1979)

DETROIT

Designed sets and scenics for Lincoln Mercury, Chrysler, Ford, Nissan, Agencies: Young & Rubicam; Ogilvy & Mather.

LONDON

Anton Furst, (Production Designer on Warner Brother's Batman), asked Scott to design his personal visions of Gotham City.
Christie's of London later sold one of Scott's pre-production oils of Gotham City in 2002.
Scott's largest painting of Gotham City was a 100 X 25 foot canvas drop.
Created conceptual visuals for London's Battersea Power Station. Commissioned by RTKL.

POP MUSICALS

Set dressing, set design, scenic: HIGH SPIRITS; JOAN ARMATRADING; SOUL II SOUL; PROPAGANDA; PAUL YOUNG; ARETHA FRANKLIN (Detroit construct); PIZ BUIN (Arizona construct); FRENCH GAS AND ELECTRICITY; GILLETTE; BRITISH AIRWAYS ;LONG DAY CLOSES.

EDUCATION

Brighton Art College.
Beaux Arts de Nice, France.

PRAISE