Skount and Rone : Lady Lying Under an Amsterdam Bridge

Collaboration between artists can be fraught with peril; styles don’t mesh, egos don’t play nice, mismatched palettes produce nausea.

Here is an example when it works. Rone’s realist/pulp fiction figures wouldn’t normally dance with Skounts’ folk patterns and mystical symbols but here they are complimentary. Rone provides the girl, Skount gives her a dress.

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Skount . Rone. Amsterdam. May 2015. (photo © Skount)

Wonder what she thinks about when she opens her eyes and stares at the bottom of the bridge, listening to the traffic rumbling across it above her. The Australian artist Rone paints portraits of sexy women – not in a sexualized manner, just oozing with sexiness. Skount, who is from Spain but lives in Amsterdam takes inspiration from old masters and popular culture as well as from traditional ornamental geometry and illustration. This is an unusual pairing that works well as collaboration.

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Skount . Rone. Amsterdam. May 2015. (photo © Skount)

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Skount . Rone. Amsterdam. May 2015. (photo © Skount)

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Skount . Rone. Amsterdam. May 2015. (photo © Skount)

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Skount . Rone. Amsterdam. May 2015. (photo © Skount)

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Skount . Rone. Amsterdam. May 2015. (photo © Skount)

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Skount . Rone. Amsterdam. May 2015. (photo © Skount)

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