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Interview: Gary Scott

Interviews | September 30, 2020 |

Interview: Gary Scott
Image courtesy of Gery Scott

Interview: Gary Scott
Luca Curci talks with Gary Scott during Venice International Art Fair 2020 and Fragmented Identities, second appointment of BORDERS Art Fair 2020 at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello.

Based in Plymouth, Devon, Gary Scott has recently returned to his home city after many years living in London. He’s a sculptor and painter producing abstract works which reflect his interest in psychology; he uses the wild oceanic environment to draw out memories and emotions from his life, particularly his childhood. His sculptures are characterised by long sensual sweeping lines and deep textures and his paintings are similarly textural and made with the same degree of spontaneity. Gary’s work has been widely exhibited including at the Royal College of Art, ING Discerning Eye, the Cork Street Open, KPMG’s Canary Wharf HQ and at Waterperry House, Oxford. His work is collected internationally, with owners as far afield as New York, Dubai, Barbados and Brisbane. As well as his Gallery work he has undertaken numerous commissions including the memorial sculpture ‘Free Spirit’ situated in the heart of St Ives in Cornwall and publically visible. Scott completed an MA (Art & Science) at Central Saint Martins, London in 2018, achieving a Merit.

Interview: Gary Scott
Image courtesy of Gery Scott

Luca Curci – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
Gary Scott – My art career started when I discovered sculpture in 2010, a momentous, life changing moment, quite an epiphany.  I embarked almost immediately on a three year sculpture programme at The Art Academy in London (2010/13) and followed this up with an MA at Central Saint Martins in London (2016/18) achieving a Merit. Over the last couple of years I have started to paint, in a neo-abstract expressionist style, and have greatly enjoyed the spontaneity this enables.  More recently I’ve started to bring my painting experience to my sculptural practice with some exciting results. The greatest influence upon my work is the sea and how it enables me to explore my life story, drawing out memories and emotions from childhood.  A time of great excitement and enthusiasm, tinged with the darker aspects that life can bring.

Interview: Gary Scott
Image courtesy of Gery Scott

LC – Which subject are you working on?
GS –
Currently I’m using casts taken from the rugged rocks at Fistral Beach in Cornwall where I spent much of my childhood.  In the studio I’m able to use and sometimes manipulate these casts as a vehicle to explore and express my emotional life in a kind of self psychoanalysis.  I enjoy taking these sculptural forms and using paint to enhance my visual language.

LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?
GS –
The most challenging aspect of my work is getting painterly language to chime with and amplify my sculptures.  I aim to elicit an emotional response in the viewer, in the same way that I myself respond to the work of other artists I enjoy.  These works become a vehicle with which a viewer can explore their own emotionality.

Interview: Gary Scott
Image courtesy of Gery Scott

LC – Are your artworks focused on a specific theme?
GS –
My work focuses upon memories and emotions in a kind of psychological exploration.

LC – Did your style change over the years? In which way?
GS –
My work has developed over the years, initially being primarily sculpturally driven and now incorporating my newly acquired painterly language.  I find that colours can significantly enhance my three dimensional practice, making it more engaging.

Interview: Gary Scott
Image courtesy of Gery Scott

LC – We were attracted by your last artistic production, has the artwork presented been created for the festival or as a part of preexisting works?
GS –
The works entered were pre-existing and I was asked to submit them for the exhibition.

LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
GS –
It represents an important opportunity for artists to be represented on an international stage.

Interview: Gary Scott
Image courtesy of Gery Scott
Interview: Gary Scott
Image courtesy of Gery Scott
Interview: Gary Scott
Image courtesy of Gery Scott

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