Future Greats: Christopher Stott
The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition is a celebration of works that redefine the parameters of contemporary art. Shortlisted artist Christopher Stott is best known for clean representational oil painting that transform ordinary objects into icons. The works highlight the importance of physical forms in the digital age.
Vintage clocks, typewriters and projectors are captured in a muted palette, emphasising form and function. Stott has a distinctive technique – combining painterly brushwork with precise rendering. The intimate portraits generate a slower viewing experience, asking audiences to reconsider familiar appliances and machinery. In a world of overstimulation and mass information, the series emphasise the stories and history found within tangible items.
The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2020 is at York Art Gallery from 13 March – 5 July. Find out more here.
Lead Image: Christopher Stott, Nine Clocks. Oil on canvas. 76cm x 60cm. Courtesy of the artist.
Gallery Image: Christopher Stott, Nine Cameras. Oil on canvas. 76cm x 60cm. Courtesy of the artist.