CES Gallery, Los Angeles
Scott Anderson’s process-based paintings search for balances between romanticism and skepticism, history and the contemporary, abstraction and figuration, and the recognizable and the subconscious. Anderson’s guttural desire to paint combines with his self-aware gestures and dream-logic narratives to produce work that is color zealous, figuratively ambiguous, and politically surreal ― his paintings have appropriately been described by writer David Pagel as “dystopian abstraction.”
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.