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Untitled (18hrs with R.D.Laing) (2016)

Scott Robertson

73 x 53 cm | 27 x 19 in


Subject: Abstract
Tags: Words, Text, Conceptual, Poetic, Anxious


A limited edition 1000 piece jigsaw (total edition number 5) made of a page from R.D.Laing's book Knots published in 1970.

"Each of the 5 works in the edition will differ depending how well the artist gets on at completing the jigsaw. Each time the artist will stop work once all the text can be read. If purchased it will take up to 5 weeks for the completed (and framed) work to arrive."

in 2017 Scott Robertson held his first solo show at Project 78 gallery which resulted in being spotted by Rosie Cooper who is the curator at the De La Warr Pavilion – she nominated Scott for The Drawing Room Bursary Prize in London, (this is a prize you have to be nominated for) a month long residency at the Drawing Room gallery with show etc. Scott has also had work selected for Drawn at the Royal West Academy.  At the end of 2017 Scott was pre-selected for Open 2018 Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Art Scotland at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh early next year and selected for NN Contemporary Open 2018, Northampton.


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Scott Robertson

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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.


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