Edward Scott is a figurative painter currently living and working in Falmouth. Born in Salisbury in 1998, he moved to Falmouth in 2018 in order to pursue a degree in Fine Art after completing his foundation diploma at Arts University Bournemouth. Currently in his final year, Edward is preparing for his degree show and the continual development and sustaining of his practise beyond his time at Falmouth.
His work seeks to represent with honesty, something of the intangible, ineffable aspects of being. Taking steps to understand, make sense of and bring order to, the chaotic hybridity characteristic of perceived time. Situated against the fetishization of the nostalgic as a means for the everyday banal to be otherwise, intensely local imagery serves to comment and shed light upon, a universal that is inherently dysfunctional. Underpinned by their peculiar tension, painted imagery hang on the periphery of a non-linear temporality- metaphysical in thought. His practise strives to relentlessly re-navigate and re-decipher, the curious in-between space within which lived experience, memory and the arrested moment reside.
In its development of a visual lyricism, the work stands testament to the haptic rawness of life, the consumption of pleasure and pursuit of identity within pluralism.