Quick Draw Artist Interviews are a series of interviews conducted by Otino Corsano using Facebook's IM Chat feature. Spontaneous conversations with international artists are recorded and documented specifically for publication on this blog.
Quick: mystery. The power of art is a wonderful thing. Image image transporting us from the cars cares and concerns of our workaday world into; we read about them everyday in our newspapers; we see them every night on our television screens. Surrounded by such misery and degradation, our sensitivity becomes coarsened and our spirits desensitized. I promise you this. Draw: art about art.
Jonathan Scott (b. Glasgow, UK) Jonathan Scott is a Scottish artist based in Toronto.
He received his Master of Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art in 2005 and subsequently was granted a number of significant awards, including a Henry Moore Foundation Grant. He has made a number of solo exhibitions in the UK, and has exhibited internationally, including Australia, China, Mexico, Sweden, Germany. Recent exhibitions include 'Face of an Angel, Voice of a Demon' (commissioned by EmergeD as part of the Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art); 'New Ruins' (EmergeD in the City Watch House, Melbourne); 'Re-escape' (Transmission Gallery project in Hamburg); 'Exit Strategy' (CAFA, Beijing); 'Syncopations: Art from Great Britain Now' (Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm); 'Prospect Drawing Prize' (Tea Buildings, London). Scott lives and works in Toronto, and is represented by Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto.