For this week's "Hot Off The Press," Tim Campos talks to Gregory Scott as he sits inside the set of his new piece Bauhausian, 2020. Gregory tells us about the inspiration behind the piece while giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the set and props he used to create it.
"I'm asking the question: what if a photograph or a painting could move? I'm combining still photos, video, and element of painting and/or sculpture. There are a lot of different aspects that I have to pull together as I'm building a piece."
"My undergrad degree is from the Institute of Design, which is a direct descendant of the Bauhaus School in Germany. So my education in undergrad is very much a Bauhaus education. I didn't realize for much of my life what an influence that really was. For this piece, I looked at people like Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee."
Gregory Scott creates narrative pieces that use illusion and surprise to tackle issues ranging from identity and loneliness, to the way the art world has pigeonholed the various mediums in which he works. In his pieces, Scott challenges the definitions placed on photography, painting and video, expanding its discourse. Scott was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1957 and received his Bachelor degree from the Institute of Design at IIT in Chicago in 1979 and his Master of Fine Art from Indiana University in 2008.
View Bauhausian, 2020 below.