Single colour screen print with gloss
Edition of 100
40 x 29 cm
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This limited edition print by London–based artist Scott King, features the provocation ‘STUPID ART CUNT’ in a gloss white print on white paper. The apparent lack of content in the frame invites the viewer to step closely to the print, to allow the statement to become legible. Known for his part Situationist–revolt and part satire works, King’s practice is a synthesis of art, design, and advertising, delivered with a pop sensibility.
The artist was inspired to produce this work after Joe Scotland, Director of Studio Voltaire, told him of an incident where a passer–by shouted ‘STUPID ART CUNT' across the street at him while he was visiting Firstsite gallery in Colchester a few of years ago .
King will present his first solo commission at a UK public institution at Studio Voltaire, in November 2017.
About the artist
Scott King has exhibited his work internationally with recent solo exhibitions including A New Life in Frigg, Firstsite, Colchester, UK (2018); Welcome to Saxnot, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE CRASH! (Scott King & Matt Worley); Nostalgia for the Jet Age, Timespan, Helmsdale, UK (2018); Welcome to Saxnot, Studio Voltaire, London (2017); Nightmare, curated by ICA London, Lanvin, 32 Savile Row, London, UK (2017); Anish and Antony take Afghanistan, Herald St – Golden Sq, London (2015); Totem Motif, Bortolami, New York, De-Regeneration, Spacex, Exeter, Totem Motif, Between Bridges, Berlin (all 2014); Scott King & Richard Serra, curated by Dominic Molon, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (2011); Temporary Eyesore (commissioned by the Architecture Foundation), Bankside, London, and Marxist Disco! Cancelled, Kunstverein Munich, Munich (both 2008).
King previously worked as art director of i-D magazine and creative director of Sleazenation magazine. He has collaborated with numerous influential figures including Wolfgang Tillmans, Michael Clark, Malcolm McLaren, Pet Shop Boys, Suicide and Morrissey.
King is represented by Herald St, London and Bortolami, New York.
Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.
We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.
The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.