ARTIST: SCOTT BAXTER

FERAL CREATURES 3 (Garage), Digital print, 594x420mm, 2018
FERAL CREATURES 4 (Picnic Table), Digital print, 594x420mm, 2018
FERAL CREATURES 5 (Tree Stump), Digital print, 594x420mm, 2018

Scott Baxter, born 1970, graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with first class honours in Intermedia Art in 2015. Since graduating, he has received a number of awards and scholarships and has been selected for exhibition across the UK including: New Contemporaries at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2016; New Scottish Artists at DRAF / Fleming Collection, London, 2016; and Satellite @ Summerhall, Visual Arts Scotland, Edinburgh, 2018.

INTERIOR 1 (CC), 1/1 Cyanotype print with gold ink overlay, 210x297mm, 2020
INTERIOR 2 (RD), 1/1 Cyanotype print with gold ink overlay, 210x297mm, 2020
INTERIOR 3 (AB), 1/1 Cyanotype print with gold ink overlay, 210x297mm, 2020

I am interested in themes of virtual identity, performativity, sexuality, and the narrative forms of queer stories: how they are told, their myths, anecdotes and contexts. The work I make combines a diversity of research that blends fact with fiction queering its narrative.

SOLE 1 (ADIDAS GOODYEAR), 1/1 Cyanotype print with gold ink overlay, 297x420mm, 2020
SOLE 2 (ADIDAS SPEZIAL), 1/1 Cyanotype print with gold ink overlay, 297x420mm, 2020
SOLE 3 (ASICS GEL HYPER), 1/1 Cyanotype print with gold ink overlay, 297x420mm, 2020
SOLE 4 (NEW BALANCE), 1/1 Cyanotype print with gold ink overlay, 297x420mm, 2020

My interdisciplinary practice includes auto-fictional prose, filmmaking, spoken-word performance, painting and installation. My current practice examines ideas of worship and icon status within queer sex. I am working on an open-ended series of gouache paintings on board that juxtapose queer expressions of sex and sexuality within religious art methodologies.

COLLAGE 1 (CAR), Photographic collage, 152x190mm, 2020
COLLAGE 2 (CHAIR), Photographic collage, 132x192mm, 2020
COLLAGE 2, (WALL), Photographic collage, 152x190mm, 2020

You can explore Baxter’s work further by visiting the artist’s website. You can also follow him on Twitter and on Instagram at the following accounts: @walter_lewd & @scott_baxter_arts.

To explore more queer contemporary art please visit www.balaclavadotq.net.

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