Samara Scott approaches her work from a highly contemporary consumers perspective, devouring information, stimulation and references in a wanton manner and operating them with a liquidity and absent mindedness that recalls pop arts’ emergence in 50’s. Through employing painterly genre in a thematic way the work chooses juicy effects and bruised saturation over craft – absolutely embracing paintings’ fear of becoming décor. Surroundings curdle and Sculpture oozes onto and pollutes surface.
Slipping between infusions of nature and artificial imitation, antiquity and plasticity, synthetic import and organic craft class, the materiality mish mashes a trickled down Art History into an interior language of disposable nostalgia and melancholy. There’s a certain slippiness. An uncomfortable eroticism and mastication between textures, products, fashion and style. An associative membrane, a dense scenery or mood board of shapes, smells, forms and materials.
Samara Scott was born in London in 1984, where she lives and works. Selected exhibitions include Cd0xdsspi, Rowing Projects, London (2013); Poems, Almanac, London (2013); Cascading Style Sheets, Peckham Palazzo, Venice Biennale (2013); Duty Free, Arkas?irket Foundation, Istanbul, (2012); Young London,V22, London (2012); Samara Scott & Marianne Spurr, Seventeen Gallery, London (2012); Seriously Connected Old Grey Hair, Christopher Crescent at HD: Projects, New York (2012); Four Seasons, Arts&Jobs, London (2012); The Response, The Sunday Painter, London (2012).
Samara Scott’s sinkholes of paranoia, Hannah Ellis-Petersen, The Guardian, 14 October 2015: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/oct/14/samara-scott-sinkholes-frieze-art-fair-lonely-planet-interview
Samara Scott, Review, Louisa Elderton, Frieze, 18 August 2015: https://frieze.com/article/samara-scott
Review, Samara Scott at Tramway, Glasgow, Martin Herbert, Art Review, Summer 2018: https://artreview.com/previews/ar_summer_2018_preview_samara_scott/