|The art of Richard Scott
The most common question asked in the art world
is probably ‘What is art?’ There are likely as many
definitions of this as there are people in the world. Some
would have us believe the artistic value of an artwork is
related only to the antiquity of the piece, or to the time
taken to produce it, or even that it is about the monetary
value of the piece the older, the longer it took or the
higher the price, the more ‘legitimate’ and ‘authentic’
Well, I disagree. The whole point of art, the fundamental
definition, is that it has no definition. Like our universe,
by its very nature art is infinite and has no boundaries. It
is, and can only be, entirely relative and subjective to the
viewer. If whatever you are looking at has been exposed
to you by its creator as a piece of art, then it is one. And
if you enjoy it for what it is, you will want to own it.
That is art. And for me, and many, many other people,
that is the art of Richard Scott.
Richard has found a way of communicating his subjective
view of the world in an honest and unique way, so as to
make it completely accessible to almost everyone. With
the simple lines, the texture of the paint on the canvas
and the mood of the image secured in its simplicity,
Richard teases the viewer with suggestions of a
It is the notion of warm, sunny days, the beach, the
beauty of beautiful girls, animals, trees and uncluttered
landscapes that cheers the observer. This is the
untroubled, carefree life of a child. This is the idea
that we love, and the idea that we wish to own.
This is art.
Taken from Richards Book 2005