John Scott’s paintings traverse through many conceptual themes surrounding the metaphysical make-up of reality. From modern quantum theory, to landscape, history, archetypes, mythology and sociology, Scott often uses allegory and symbolism to discuss themes for which there is no answer.
Scott prefers to practice in a small studio space with physical limitations presenting themselves as stimulation. He works with mixed media, oil paints and sometimes gold leaf, with a range of tools and brushes to apply his medium.
Preferring not to place aspirations in the future, Scott believes in living in the “now”. “Hope is a projection of the future which doesn’t exist… So I don’t plan anything. When I paint, time stops, it places me in the now, right now and nothing else matters”.