Approved: 01.03.2012

Scott McCracken

Artist, Arts administrator, Curator, Gallerist

Approved: 01.03.2012

Scott McCracken’s paintings present an index of imagery achieved through an accumulation and a recycling of geometric motifs. This process of recycling allows the forms to be reconfigured into new compositions, making the image feel concrete while still retaining a level of ambiguity. A recurring motif in the series adopts a different identity with each repetition, affording every painting its

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Artist Statement

Scott McCracken’s paintings present an index of imagery achieved through an accumulation and a recycling of geometric motifs. This process of recycling allows the forms to be reconfigured into new compositions, making the image feel concrete while still retaining a level of ambiguity. A recurring motif in the series adopts a different identity with each repetition, affording every painting its own singular logic and individual personality. Although rooted in the language of abstraction, there exists a figurative, animated quality that charges the work with a reflection of the physical world.

CV & Education

Education
2015-17 Turps Painting Studio Programme, Turps Art School, London, UK
2009-11 MFA Painting with Distinction, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK
2005-09 BA (Hons) Painting, First Class, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK

Solo Exhibitions
2017 Big Crunch, Darbyshire Ltd, London, UK
2015 We've Met Before, Haven't We? Bargain Spot Project Space, Edinburgh, UK

Group Exhibitions
2017 Settling The Ghost, Standard Projects, Wisconsin, USA
2016 Turps Painters, Art Bermondsey Project Space, London, UK
2016 Turps Studio Programme Interim Show, Turps Gallery, London, UK.
2016 No Monkey Business QPark, London, UK.
2016 Check Your Pockets, cueB Gallery, London, UK.
2015 Curious Artefacts, The Art Wall, Athens, Greece
2015 Supermarket, Svarta Huset, Stockholm, Sweden
2015 Salontology, Embassy, Edinburgh, UK
2013 Warm Up, Interview Room 11, Edinburgh, UK
2012 BEEP: Through Tomorrow's Eyes, Volcano@229, Swansea, UK
2012 The Making of It, The Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh, UK
2012 Candid Berlin, Universität der Künste Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2011 Beyond the Frame, The Park Gallery, Falkirk, UK
2011 No. 1: Paint, Blank Media Collective, Manchester, UK
2011 VortexWall, Whitespace, Edinburgh, UK
2011 Eleven:Printworks, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2011 Scratching the Surface, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2009 Young Contemporaries, Eastwood Park Gallery, Glasgow, UK
2008 Null & Void, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK
2007 Works on Paper, Chessel Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Awards
2015 Hope Scott Trust Visual Arts Award
2015 Eaton Fund Artist Grant
2015 Creative Scotland Small Open Project Funding Award
2013 Edinburgh City Council Visual Arts Award
2012 Shortlisted for BEEP Wales Contemporary Painting Prize
2011 Awarded Andrew Grant Travel Bequest
2009 Awarded George Jackson Hutchison Prize for Outstanding Painting