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Degree: MA Fine Art
University: Central Saint Martins
Graduation Year: 2010

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Often extemporaneous and flippant, the work of Scott Robertson suggests a light hearted approach to life. A note taped to the wall with the words “Chin up” makes us smile, it embodies elastic humour whilst implying the emotional reassurance that this phrase may impart. The work uses phrases which defuse common emotions and fears with playful humour. The piece “Seen you” displays its title proudly, etched into polished copper, beaming out as the light strikes its surface. Robertson's work reminds us to smile: we are in on the joke. Simultaneously playful and comforting, it is a cure - a reintroduction of sincere humour and simple solutions to an often apathetic attitude in modern society.

Artist Statement

Someone recently told me that my work always made him feel like he had to finish it off, and that it never even had the decency to ask. I can live with that. More recently I read that Friedrich Nietzsche once said that "a joke is an epitaph of an emotion,". That line has hung around in my head, perhaps because I liked the idea that it was what my work was trying to do. It just so happened I was reading about a comedian, not Nietzsche.

Exhibitions

Competitions, Prizes & Awards 

2013, Shortlisted for Jerwood Drawing Prize.
2013, Shortlisted for Griffin Art Prize.
2012, Longlisted for WW Solo Award.
2010, Shortlisted for Future Map.
2010, Shortlisted for Red Mansion Art Prize. Selected Exhibitions:
2015, ESO, Towner, Eastbourne.
2015, Drawn, RWA, Bristol.
2014, Dear Gordon, Claremont Studios CIC, St Leonards-on-Sea.
2013-2014, Griffin Art Prize, Griffin Gallery, London, High House gallery, Oxon, White Moose, Barnstable.
2013-2014, Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London.
2013, HOT-ONE-HUNDRED, Schwartz Gallery, London.
2013, In Other Words, Fringe Arts Bath, Bath.
2013, ko-ax, Mascalls Gallery, Paddock Wood.
2013, Pneu, Electro Studios, St Leonards-on-Sea.
2012, The Xmas BOGOF, WW Gallery, London.
2012, End of the World, Underground, Hastings.
2012, Group 2012, WW Gallery, London.
2012, Plinth by Plinth, Fringe Arts Bath, Bath.
2011, INTERFACE, BrandWoeker, Oudenaarde, Belgium.
2011, East Sussex Open, Towner, Eastbourne.
2010, Big Society (Window), Space Station Sixty-Five, London.
2010, East Sussex Open, Towner, Eastbourne.
2010, Necessary Illusions, Bargehouse, London. 2009, Polytek, Polytek Warehouse, Exeter.

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If You Suffer...

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Chin Up

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Seen You

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Are You Having a Laugh?

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Success

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Sometimes I Feel Like I am Swi...

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Untitled

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Untitled

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#this

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How to Always Be Right At Bein...

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Punchline

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