Reflections on Scott Young

This week the MA Curating students’ exhibition ‘For the Love of Avocados’ release a number of short films by Scott Young that tell us about his life as an artist, reflect on everyday life for his generation and expand on the thinking behind the commission Scott made for this show.

In Scott Young’s work everyday life is given the gravidas of the classical world through his carefully constructed paintings that examine the production of meaning through inanimate objects, pointing to the recurrent relationship between people and their material objects in our current political and social climate.  As he tells us, his work explores “the visualisation and celebration of a globalised economy and sense of self, and the beginning of the ‘art market-world’ as we know it today.”

In an era which saw the transition from Nirvana to Amazon, Scott Young was born in Seattle, the US city which gave the world both. He received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy & Aesthetics from the Evergreen State College, before moving to live and work in New York. He is now completing the MFA Fine Art Programme at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he will graduate in 2021.

Head over to the ‘For the Love of Avocados’ website to find out more:  https://avocados.artexchange.org.uk/

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