Laura Jane Scott

Laura Jane Scott is an artist living and working in south east London.

Her desire for formal simplicity through geometric form and striking use of colour has enabled her to produce a body of work where painting explores a model of architectural form and where the colour literally embodies a physical structure. The resulting work is a hybrid of painting and sculpture; a refined visual vocabulary of form and colour.  To accompany the main body of her work, she is developing a new series of screen prints, exploring her fascination with colour.

Laura’s studio is full of rulers, piles of graph paper, scalpels, pens and painted paper. Working in series, she explores the idea of ‘possibilities from limitations’. By taking one geometric shape as the starting point and drawing on principles from minimalist architecture, hard edge abstraction and conceptual art, she takes a basic form and draws out all the possible arrangements that can be made by laying one shape on top of another. What would seem an austere procedural way of making art is precisely what makes it interesting.

With her systematic rigour, Laura has successfully dissected the fundamental elements of painting by not only looking at the surface of the painting, but seeing it as a way of creating a visual index that documents the interactions of form, colour and the space they inhabit. The sleek, even, coloured surfaces are painted delicately so that they are free of gestural brush strokes and fields of saturated clean-edged colour appear to float on the surface of the wall.

 

Colour Study 001

Colour Study 001

Exhibitions:

June 2018 - July 2018
Perfectly Small - a show by Joanna Bryant Projects
The Foundry Gallery, Chelsea

November 2017 - January 2018
Take One Shape - Solo Show
The Foundry Gallery, Chelsea

December 2017
Painting Open 2017
No Format Gallery, London

June 2017
Creekside Open (selected by Alison Wilding)
APT Gallery, London

2016
Summer Exhibition – curated by Richard Wilson
Royal Academy of Arts, London

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Laura Jane Scott is an artist living and working in south east London.

Her work is an investigation of form; an exploration of balance between positive and negative space, presence and absence. 

Each series is a systematic exploration of the combinations and compositions that can be created within self-imposed parameters. 

 

Laura is represented by Joanna Bryant Projects: http://www.onechurchstreet.com/artists/laura-jane-scott/