Geometric shapes and forms provide the foundation for Scott McCracken’s paintings; they are assembled, repeated and reconfigured into unexpected pictorial propositions.  The consistent size and format of support creates a seriality.  Each painting exists autonomously, sustained by their own visual logic and singular personality, while also expanding outward to the other paintings as the recurring motifs allow for different pictorial rhythms to form across the work.  Although the paintings are rooted in the idiom of early abstraction, an animated quality exists, of separate parts moving, coming together and breaking away.  

Scott McCracken (b. 1987) studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 2005 to 2011 where he received his BA Painting and MFA Painting and completed the Studio Programme at the Turps Art School in 2017. His work has been exhibited throughout the UK including solo exhibitions at Borough Road Gallery, London; Darbyshire Ltd, London and Bargain Spot Project Space, Edinburgh. In 2017 he was awarded the Darbyshire Prize for Emerging Art. He lives and works in London.

Excavation: Scott McCracken’s Paintings by Phil King. Read here