Artwork by Hugh Scott-Douglas,  Untitled

Hugh Scott-Douglas

fabric stretched over canvas
signed and dated 2010 on the reverse; unframed
40 x 30 ins ( 101.6 x 76.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$12,000.00 - $15,000.00

Price Realized $8,625.00
Sale date: September 26th 2018

Private Collection
“Chinese Whispers”, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, January 27 - March 5, 2011
The broad multidisciplinary practice of Hugh Scott-Douglas situates itself at the confluence of a number of critical, socio-political, economic, and aesthetic observations and investigations. Interrogating relationships between analogue and digital modes of production, works from his 2011 OCAD thesis exhibition “Chinese Whispers” made use of a wide range of techniques and media, from laser cutting, inkjet printing, and photography, to inventive manipulations of furniture and textiles. Held at Clint Roenisch Gallery, the exhibition attracted considerable interest for its cohesive presentation of paintings, monoprints, sculptures, and installation elements. With it edges left slightly raw and its seductive translucent layers hinting at a veil-like multiplicity, works like “Untitled” refer to their material means of production. Taking visual cues from such diverse sources as minimalism and Op art as well as digital signage, Scott-Douglas’s shimmering material experimentation embodies a “formalism that is in tension—working both towards and against a static form.”

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Hugh Scott-Douglas

New York-based artist Hugh Scott-Douglas was born in 1988 in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Since completing his studies at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn (2005) and the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto (2010), he has had solo exhibitions at Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York; Clifton Benevento, New York; Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Japan; Croy Neilsen, Berlin; Brand New Gallery, Milan; Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco; and Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto. Scott-Douglas has participated in group exhibitions at the Columbus Museum of Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden; the Worcester Art Museum; the Yokohama Museum of Art; the Museum & Galleries of New South Wales, Sydney; Arsenal Contemporary, Montreal; and Plug In ICA, Winnipeg. His works have been acquired by Canadian and international private collections and major institutions including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; SFMOMA; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Sammlung Goetz, Munich; the Dallas Museum of Art; and the Pinault Collection, Venice. He is represented by Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco, Blum & Poe in Los Angeles, and Simon Lee Gallery in London.