Samara Scott, ‘Untitled’, 2015, Ermes-Ermes

About Samara Scott

Everything is fair game for Samara Scott, who conveys the image, information, and product overload of contemporary life in installations, sculptures, and mixed-media wall pieces made of a mash-up of consumer detritus. The artist describes her work by saying, “There is a high street, Disneyland quality, a relentless toxic positivity to the work. I am using seduction as a tool to lure people in.” Primarily interested in making site-specific work—which she claims she wants to “nestle, snuggle, and embed” in the various spaces in which she presents her projects—she collapses the distinctions between art and the everyday in all of her pieces. Scott’s installations command the room. She has taken over walls with murals composed of smears of toothpaste and magazine clippings and covered floors with oozing forms made out of a cacophony of materials and appearing as toxic puddles.

British, b. 1985, London, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom

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