North East, United Kingdom
About Scott Marks
My project seeks to activate the historical relevance of sculpture as well its immediate spaces of encounter. I'd say I was more interested in the resonance with each viewer than explicit appropriation; it's about a moment that happens between a group of objects in a room, arranged in a particular way and at a certain time. The physical demand to engage is emphatic; reducing work to a description of shape and position would destroy the intangible connections that form as you inhabit a space - challenging its surrounding objects. My work tends to seize the viewer but also act fairly repellent; all of the action is felt in and around the objects rather than on their surface. My methods in art making are calculated and considered, opting for simple sculptural situations in which painting may address itself; each piece a vessel for conversation, contextualised in the present tense and enriched by the viewer's own knowledge.