John Scott, Mars Bunny, 1992
Acrylic on paper
1,83 m x 2,44 m

John Scott was the first laureate of the Governor General's Awards 2000 of painting and drawing. His work has been exhibited in Canada and abroad. He has also published fictions and cultural reviews.

John Scott was born in Windsor, Ontario, in 1950.

   Artistic Approach

John Scott, Deep Space, 1997
Mixed medias on paper
"John Scott established himself early in his career as a leading figure in Canadian visual arts. For over 20 years he has used his apocalyptic vision and the unique visual idiom of his drawings, sculptures and installation work as a catalyst for social and political change.

His work speaks directly and forcefully about the social, political and cultural condition of our times, in particular the plight of the ordinary person.

Through the format of painted drawings, John Scott expresses both apprehension and hope for the human collectivity."

(Spin Gallery)

   Project for the Biennale

John Scott, Second Millenium, 2002
Mixed technics, acrylic paint, latex paint, charcoal, graphite and oil sticks on thick paper
"With very little education and a series of horrible jobs I made a decision to attend the Ontario College of Art.

This was a turning point, as I was encouraged to take the small drawings I had been struggling over and try working in a larger scale on paper. The drawing style has become the driving force in my life."

(John Scott)






















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