Geometric

The ongoing ‘Geometrics’ paintings, with their lustrous surfaces of pigment and glaze-covered joss paper, reveal Scott’s enduring fascination with the Modernist grid. With their repeated motifs of squares they reference Mondrian, Minimalism and the 20th century history of abstract painting. They may also be understood as a reference to the ancient geomancers’ grid of Beijing’s central axis, still today lying beneath the modern steel and glass city. In Beijing this grid is the basis of all journeys - north to south, and east to west. If Mondrian could make ‘Broadway Boogie Woogie’ after visiting Manhattan, perhaps behind the sheer beauty of works such as Scott’s ‘Geometrics’ numbers 16, 17 and 18 we can see an embedded grid of ancient hutong laneways and courtyards. 

The ‘Temple’ series moves the formalism of the ‘Geometrics’ into something more meditative and contemplative. As in the Geometrics there are references to architecture, to the interlocking sequences of courtyards and pathways in a Buddhist temple complex, and to repeated rows of columns and gateways. More than this, though, there is a pervasive sense of calm and order – a hard-won treasure in the urban chaos of Beijing.

Geometrics 33
Geometrics 33

2011, Acrylic, pigment on canvas, 100x100cm

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Geometrics 34
Geometrics 34

2011, Acrylic, pigment on canvas, 100x100cm

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Temple Series 3
Temple Series 3

2010, Joss paper, acrylic, oil, pigment on board, 80x80cm

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Temple Series 6
Temple Series 6

2010, Joss paper, acrylic, oil, pigment on board, 80x80cm

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Temple Series 9
Temple Series 9

2010, Joss paper, acrylic, oil, pigment on board, 80x80cm

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Temple Series13
Temple Series13

2010, Joss paper, acrylic, oil, pigment on board, 80x80cm

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Small geometrics 8
Small geometrics 8

2011, Joss paper, acrylic, oil, pigment on canvas board, 60x60cm

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Small geometrics 9
Small geometrics 9

2011, Joss paper, acrylic, oil, pigment on canvas board, 60x60cm

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Small geometrics 11
Small geometrics 11

2011, Joss paper, acrylic, oil, pigment on canvas board, 60x60cm

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Geometric 16
Geometric 16

2011, Acrylic, pigment on canvas,120x100cm

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Geometric 17
Geometric 17

2011, Acrylic, pigment on canvas,120x100cm

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Geometric 18
Geometric 18

2011, Acrylic, pigment on canvas,120x100cm

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Geometric 20
Geometric 20

2011, Acrylic, pigment on canvas,120x100cm

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Geometric 23
Geometric 23

2011, Acrylic, pigment on canvas,120x100cm

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Geometric - Guangzhou 1
Geometric - Guangzhou 1

2011, Acrylic, pigment on canvas,120x100cm

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Geometric - Guangzhou 3
Geometric - Guangzhou 3

2011, Acrylic, pigment on canvas,120x100cm

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Geometric - Guangzhou 2
Geometric - Guangzhou 2

2011, Acrylic, pigment on canvas,120x100cm

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Temple Series
Temple Series

2013, Joss paper, acrylic, oil, pigment on canvas board, 20x26 cm

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Temple Series 3
Temple Series 3

2013, Joss paper, acrylic, oil, pigment on canvas board, 20x26 cm

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Temple Series 4
Temple Series 4

2013, Joss paper, acrylic, oil, pigment on canvas board, 20x26 cm

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Temple Series 2
Temple Series 2

2013, Joss paper, acrylic, oil, pigment on canvas board, 20x26 cm

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Temple series 21
Temple series 21

2013, Joss paper, acrylic, oil, pigment on canvas board, x 4, 20x26 cm each

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Temple Series 5
Temple Series 5

2013, Joss paper, acrylic, oil, pigment on canvas board, 200x140 cm

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