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Scott King EXHIBITED AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

Pink Cher
Scott King
Pink Cher

2008

Screenprint and paint on canvas

300 x 200 cm
Scott King’s artworks are infused with a cunning media savviness that deftly navigates between product, messaging, and desire. Reminiscent of Warhol’s screen print portraits, with all of their commodified garishness, King’s Cher stands in for counter-culture hero Che Guevera, a rebel-icon and its lost meaning, long dissipated by mass reproduction. Emblazoned in acid-house pink, left-wing radicalism becomes fused with celebrity obsession, a contemporary by-product of cultural dysmorphia. Nostalgic of the politicised youth of Thatcher’s Britain, now recaptured and packaged as fashion, King posits contemporary insurgency as homogenised consumer choice.
Long Live Death
Scott King
Long Live Death

2012

Inkjet print

219 x 150 cm
“The artist should never contemplate making a work of art that is about something; a successful work of art can only ever be about nothing. The artist’s complete negation of intent thus creating a reflective surface into which the critic, curator
Scott King
“The artist should never contemplate making a work of art that is about something; a successful work of art can only ever be about nothing. The artist’s complete negation of intent thus creating a reflective surface into which the critic, curator or collector can gaze and see only himself. Sol LeWitt, Paragraphs on Conceptual Art, 1967”

2012

Plaster bust, mirror, plinth

173 x 57 x 50 cm






Other artists in
NEWSPEAK: BRITISH ART NOW

Caroline Achaintre    Tasha Amini    Hurvin Anderson    Maurizio Anzeri    Jonathan Baldock    Anna Barriball    Steve Bishop    Karla Black    Lynette Yiadom Boakye    Pablo Bronstein    Alan Brooks    Peter Linde Busk    Carla Busuttil    Nicholas Byrne    Gareth Cadwallader    Juliana Cerqueira Leite    Spartacus Chetwynd    Steven Claydon    Clarisse d'Arcimoles    William Daniels    Matthew Darbyshire    Graham Durward    Tim Ellis    Tom Ellis    Richard Evans    Tessa Farmer    Marcus Foster    Robert Fry    Ximena Garrido-Lecca    Jaime Gili    Nick Goss    Luke Gottelier    Kate Groobey    Anthea Hamilton    Anne Hardy    Gabriel Hartley    Nicholas Hatfull    Iain Hetherington    Alexander Hoda    Sigrid Holmwood    Systems House    James Howard    Graham Hudson    Dean Hughes    Des Hughes    Mustafa Hulusi    Paul Johnson    Edward Kay    Idris Khan    Scott King    Ansel Krut     littlewhitehead    Alastair MacKinven    Goshka Macuga    Ryan Mosley    Rupert Norfolk    Arif Ozakca    Mark Pearson    Dan Perfect    Peter Peri    Olivia Plender    Henrijs Preiss    Ged Quinn    Clunie Reid    Barry Reigate    Luke Rudolf    Maaike Schoorel    Daniel Silver    David Brian Smith    Renee So    Fergal Stapleton    Clare Stephenson    Caragh Thuring    Phoebe Unwin    Donald Urquhart    Jonathan Wateridge    John Wynne    Toby Ziegler

Scott King's BIOGRAPHY

Scott King
Born in 1969, Goole, UK
Lives and works in London


SOLO EXHIBITIONS



2012
Herald St, London

2011
Herald St (with Matthew Darbyshire), London
Front Room, Scott King & Richard Serra, curated by Dominic Molon, Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis, Missouri

2008
The Penultimate Straw, Herald St, London
The Trial Continues, Bortolami, New York
Temporary Eyesore, Artists’ commission, Bankside, London (commissioned by
the Architecture Foundation)
Marxist Disco (Cancelled), Kunstverein Munich, Germany

2006
And the Pylons Stretched for Miles, Herald St, London
Scott King, Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
Information, Bortolami Dayan, NYC
Oh! Pylon Heaven, Sonia Rosso, Turin

2005
Statements, Sonia Rosso, Basel 36, Switzerland

2004
Scott King, Sonia Rosso, Turin, Italy
Scott King, Millers Terrace, London

2003
Issue Zero, CNEAI, Paris
Scott King, Supportico Lopez, Naples, Italy

2002
Scott King, Magnani, London

2000
Flatplan, Magnani, London
The Robin Hood Complex, Forde, Geneva


GROUP EXHIBITIONS



2011
Commercial Break, curated by Neville Wakefield, Venice, IT
Backstage Riders, former Tagespiegel building, Berlin
In Your Face, Showstudio, London

2010
Newspeak, Saatchi Gallery, London
Re-dressing, Bortolami, New York

2009
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London

2008
100 Years, 100 Artists, 100 Works of Art, Rochelle School, London, UK
Sound of Music, Tri Postal, Lille, France
All That is Solid Melts into Air / Winston’s Children, Jeremy Deller and
Scott King, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Sympathy for the Devil: The Convergence of Art and Popular Music, Museum
of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada
Arum Gold, Centre Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland
Art and Language, Scott King, LaMonte Young, (selection from Sound of
Music), Espace 36, Saint-Omer, France
That Was Then... This Is Now, PS1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York, USA
Sympathy for the Devil: The Convergence of Art and Popular Music, Museum
of Contemporary Art, Miami, USA
The Fisters/Scott King, European Championships of Graphic Design, Museum
of Graphic Design, Breda Netherlands
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London
Sound of Music, Marres CCC, Maastricht, Netherlands
I have (No) Issues, Lawrence Eng Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Pieces, Artist’s project, commission by Tesesco foundation, Pisa, Italy
Good News For People Who Love Bad News, Studio 495/Swiss Institute, New
York, USA (curated by Gianni Jetzer)
Pop Goes The Weasel!, Kunstverein Karlsruhe, Germany
Publish & Be Damned, Ludlow 38, New York, USA

2007
Left Pop, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2nd Moscow Biennale), Russia
Scott King / Graphic Semantics, Il Ju Art Space, Seoul, Korea
Sympathy For The Devil: The Convergence of Art and Popular Music, Museum
of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
Talk/Show, Tranzit, Bratislava, Slovakia (curated by Stefan Kalmar & Daniel
Pies)
The Sound of Music, Kortrijk Museum, Belgium
Deaf 2, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France (curated by Peter Coffin)
The Word In Art: From Futurism to the Present Day, MART (Museo d'arte di
Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York)

2006
Defamation of Character, PS1, NYC, curated by Neville Wakefield,

2005
Lee Brilleaux Memorial Bench, White Columns, NYC, USA
Et Maintenant?, Crac Alsace , France
Post No Bills, White Columns, NYC
Bridge Freezes Before road, curated by Neville Wakefield, Gladstone
gallery, NYC
Inaugural, Herald St, London
Herald St & The Modern Institute present, GBE, NYC
Other People’s projects, White Columns, NYC
Regarding Terror: The RAF Exhibition, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany

2004
The Age Of Optimism, Kilchmann plus, Zurich,Switzerland
Communicate: British Graphic Design Since The Sixties, The Barbican, London
Inventory / Scott King/ Donald Urquhart presented by Wolfgang Tillmans,
Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany
Louder This Time, curated by Sonia Rosso, Pordenone, Italy
The Black Album, Antonio Colombo Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy
Power, Corruption and Lies, Roth Horowitz, New York

2003
The Unique Phenomenon Of A Distance, Magnani, London

2002
Framing My View, Galleria Maze, Torino, Italy
Air Guitar, Milton Keynes Gallery, GB
Face/Off, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, GB

2001
Part False Part True Like Everything, San Filippo Neri, Turin

2000
Etat des Lieux #2, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Fribourg

1999
How Shall We Behave?, Robert Prime, London
CRASH!, ICA, London
CRASH!, billboard, the Westway, London, commissioned by the ICA
Urban Islands, Cubitt, London

1998
London's Burning with Boredom Now, billboard, Cubitt, London

1997
The Problem Is You, ICA, London