Michael Scott

Reknown painter of the New York contemporary art scene, Michael Scott (born 1958 in Paoli, Pennsylvania) realizes, since 1989, paintings that are visual experiences pushed to the extreme. He juxtaposes narrow vertical lines in different colours on aluminium plates, usually square-shaped and of various sizes. His artworks bring the optical impact to such a level that it makes them almost impossible to look at. This disruptive experience underlines the artists extreme point of view on art. Putting asside subjectivity, he adopts a systematic and mecanical approach. In his last paintings, randomness is more present. Whereas in the 90's, his paintings were more programmatic, in the sense that they were calculated very precisely, his more recent works integrate a more intuitive artistic approach which generates hesitations, changes and accidents inherent to this process.
Michael Scott - The Drawing Centre - He tried to swallow the world – and other drawings 2008-2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – The Drawing Centre
Michael Scott's ink drawings .

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