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Samara Scott creates remote and other worldly environments that reflect an age of consumption and waste. She employs cheap products readily sourced from supermarkets and pound stores, forming compositions both abstract and everyday, with a gross materiality running through them. The implied consumption has a foot in both our real and virtual worlds.

Recently Scott has been combining photographic techniques with her vast archive of detritus, using a domestic scanner to construct complex compositions using a plethora of household items; batteries, pasta, seeds, bike lights and electrical cables are all arranged directly onto the surface of the scanner and captured. These scanned images are then printed on clear vinyl and applied to glass sheets, with the introduction of physical objects (often present in the original scan), which are pinned down and wedged against the glass by the vinyl. The resulting works have an alchemic quality and subtly play with notions of the real and virtual, depth and surface.

The Sunday Painter
Harry Beer
Tom Cole
Will Jarvis

12–16 Blenheim Grove
London SE15 4QL
United Kingdom

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Samara Scott, 1985, GB