Scott Young (b. Seattle, US) is interested in the strange and uncanny relationships we project on objects and possessions. His paintings are a contemporary re-envisioning of still life and vanitas paintings, where objects and motifs with contentious social significance are carefully placed into coded dialogues. His work often employs imitation marble or wood painting techniques, alluding to artificialities in our extractive relationship between nature and culture.
During his undergraduate studies in Philosophy & Aesthetics from The Evergreen State College he played in punk bands and participated in community organising. He later moved to New York to pursue a more formal investigation into fine art. He graduated from the MFA program at Goldsmiths University of London in Summer of 2022. In 2020 he took a hiatus from Goldsmiths for 6 months to study traditional decorative wood and marble painting techniques at Van der Kelen Logelain in Brussels. Past exhibitions include: The Artist Room (London); Florence Trust (London); Art Exchange Gallery at University of Essex, Des Baines (London), and Christie’s.