During the 90's, Michael Scott used to make black and white stripe paintings - one of them is currently on display in the exhibition Dynamo (http://www.grandpalais.fr/en/event/dynamo) held at the Grand Palais - which aimed at formal, almost mechanical, perfection. The artist's new paintings, presented at Triple V until May 18th, allow free vent to randomness. Whereas Michael Scott's first black and white paintings from the 90's were programmatic (the difference of lines' thickness between the paintings was calculated in percentages) his latest works are more the result of an event - an intuitive practice with hesitations and accidents inherent to the process of painting.
Michael Scott was born in 1958, he lives and works in New York.
His work has been exhibited by Tony Shafrazi (New York), Sandra Gering (New York), Art & Public (Pierre Huber, Geneva). Black and White Paintings is the third solo show of Michael Scott at Triple V. The artist has also exhibited in many group shows with his friends Steve di Benedetto, Matthew McCaslin and Steven Parrino, amongst others.
His work is included in some public french collections (Le Consortium, FNAC, FRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais) and has been recently displayed in the Kunsthalle Bern (2012), at CAPC in Bordeaux (2011), and at Le Magasin in Grenoble (2009). One of Scott's big paintings from the 1990's is currently exhibited at the Grand Palais in Paris within the framework of the major exhibition Dynamo.