Scott Anderson

  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Webber_Vs_Sous_Vide
    Webber vs. Sous - Vide, 2017, Oil, oil crayon on canvas, 102 x 86 cm / 40 x 34 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_The_Mask_Archive
    The Mask Archive, 2017, Oil, oil crayon, and graphite on canvas, 102 x 86 cm / 40 x 34 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Running_While_Dreaming
    Running While Dreaming, 2017, Oil, oil crayon on canvas, 102 x 86 cm / 40 x 34 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_El_Patio
    El Patio, 2016, Oil, oil crayon on canvas, 102 × 81 cm / 40 × 32 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Farm_To_Table_Dinner_Theatre
    Farm To Table Dinner Theatre, 2016, Oil, oil crayon, pastel on canvas, 152 × 122 cm / 60 × 48 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_French_Exit
    French Exit, 2016, Oil, oil crayon on canvas, 102 × 81 cm / 40 × 32 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Holding_Food_Court
    Holding Food-Court, 2015, Oil, oil crayon, and graphite on canvas, 152 x 122 cm / 60 x 48 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Interfaith_Leftovers
    Interfaith Leftovers, 2016, Oil, oil crayon on canvas, 127 × 102 cm / 50 × 40 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Oligarchs_At_Olive_Garden
    Oligarchs At Olive Garden, 2016, Oil, oil crayon on canvas, 152 × 168 cm / 66 × 60 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Ort
    Ort, 2016, Oil, oil crayon and ink on canvas, 127 × 101.5 cm / 50 × 40 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Salsa_Wash
    Salsa Wash, 2016, Oil, graphite, oil crayon on canvas, 127 × 102 cm / 50 × 40 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Summerhouse
    Summerhouse, 2012, oil on linen, 152 × 122 cm / 60 x 48 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Twisted_Child
    Twisted Child, 2015, Oil, oil crayon and ink on canvas, 102 × 81 cm / 40 × 32 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Room-For_Voodoo
    Room For Voodoo, 2015, Oil, oil crayon and ink on canvas, 102 × 81 cm / 40 × 32 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Jacknife
    Jacknife, 2015, Oil, oil crayon and ink on canvas, 102 × 81 cm / 40 × 32 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Dis_Disco
    Dis Disco, 2015, Oil and charcoal on canvas, 152.5 × 122 cm / 60 × 48 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Creeper_Salad_Bar
    Creeper Salad-Bar, 2015, Oil and charcoal on canvas, 152 × 122 cm / 60 × 48 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Paula_Dean_Cameo
    Paula Dean Cameo, 2015, Oil, oil crayon, and graphite on canvas , 152 x 122 cm / 60 x 48 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Mall_Huffers_Nightschool
    Mall Huffers (Nightschool), 2015, Oil and colored pencil on canvas, 101.5 x 81 cm / 40 x 32 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Suregum
    Suregum, 2015, Oil and oil crayon on canvas, 84 x 76 cm / 33 x 30 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Gardenpong
    Garden Pong, 2014, Oil on canvas, 84 x 76 cm / 33 x 30 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Nike_Converse
    Nike Converse, 2014, Oil, oil crayon, and graphite on canvas, 76 x 84 cm / 30 x 33 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Nike
    Nike, 2013, Oil on canvas, 190.5 x 152 cm / 75 x 60 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Foyer
    Foyer, 2013, Oil on canvas, 152 x 191 cm / 60 x 75 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Vegetarian_Dreams_of_Exotic_Game
    Vegetarian Dreams of Exotic Game, 2015, Oil and oil crayon on canvas, 167.5 x 152 cm / 66 x 60 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Peeks
    Peeks, 2013, Oil and graphite on paper, 38 x 30.5 cm / 15 x 12 in
  • CES_Gallery_Zizek_Watching_Television
    Zizek Watching Television, 2014, Oil on canvas, 127 x 101.5 cm / 50 x 40 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Trapper_John_Doe
    Trapper John Doe, 2014, Oil on canvas, 127 x 101.5 cm / 50 x 40 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Banana-Sunrise
    Banana Sunrise, 2013, oil on canvas, 152 x 191 / 75 x 60 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Tranzam
    Tranzam, 2013, oil on canvas, 152 x 191 / 75 x 60 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Pala
    Pala, 2013, oil on canvas, 152 x 191 / 75 x 60 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Popcap
    Popcap, 2014, Acrylic, oil, and charcoal on paper, 96.5 x 89 cm / 38 x 35 in
  • CES_Gallery_Scott_Anderson_Souvenir
    Souvenir, 2013, Oil on paper, 56 x 46 cm / 22 x 18 in
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b. 1973, Urbana, IL
Lives and works in La Cienega, NM

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Scott Anderson’s work has been described by writer David Pagel as “dystopian abstraction.” Using bright colored abstraction juxtaposed with figurative elements, the work takes on a surreal quality resplendent with apocalyptic connotations. His work is concerned with moments of cultural upheaval steeped in capitalism and bygone political revolutions.

Artist Statement:

The source material for my paintings and drawings are preexisting images. These images- -found photographs, my own snap shots, drawings, or collages–typically fall within broad art historical categories such as portraiture, landscape, iconography, and still 
life. The way in which these varied models inform my practice, whether found or of my own making, is through degrees of removal. In the case of found imagery, the fact that I am not the author denotes there is a void in my understanding of it. The passage of time creates a similar cognitive gap with my own preliminary drawings.

Although relatively abstract, I find that my image-informed process often puts my paintings in dialogue with art movements before the image was emptied out of the frame, particularly pre-war European Modernism. My interest in the continuation of this art historical conversation rests in an ability to change the rules of the game as it
were. Where Modernists of all stripes were largely interested in winning the game by ending it (to paraphrase the critic, Jan Verwoert), I view this mode of objective / non- objective mobility as simply one way among many in which to view the world. It sits analogous to, and is thus simultaneously as vital as, “pure” abstraction and naturalistic representational painting, along with the multitude of other media and post-media approaches to artistic production.

The act of creating work from any source presents a condition of translation. One thing becomes another. In this sense, I become a translator, filtering the source materials in new ways to develop an idiosyncratic, visual vocabulary that signifies the ways in which I perceive, organize, scramble, and prioritize the original image information. Through that process, my paintings establish an alternate reality – one where they might exist as normal representations of their surroundings.

Scott Anderson received his BFA from Kansas State University and his MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He most recently studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work is in the permanent collection of Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Anderson has participated in exhibitions at MCA Chicago, the Parrish Art Museum, The Warhol Museum and the Cranbrook Art Museum. He has exhibited in solo and group shows at Kavi Gupta in Chicago. His work has been featured in numerous publications including: The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Art Pulse, Beautiful Decay, and Daily Serving. Anderson has been the recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and The William and Dorothy Yeck Award.

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