Scott Myles’ conceptually-based practice encompasses sculpture, installation, painting and print. His work is underpinned by an interest in language, linguistic play and dichotomy and represents a complex network of responses to social and physical infrastructures of all kinds.

Myles has produced a significant body of work in print. One recent example involved scaled-up facsimiles of ELBA branded manilla document folders. These screen-printed paper sculptures embody the way in which the artist layers allusions in his work to art lineage, social and economic history and autobiography. Myles uses folders in his studio to archive research papers and the scaled-up ELBA series match in width the height of the artist suggesting a performative aspect to the sculptures, in the form of containers the artist could conceivably lay down inside. Dominic Paterson has written recently about Myles’ dualistic approach to art making: ‘(Myles) uses screen printing to approximate both a readymade form redolent of desk work (and perhaps therefore of conceptual art), and mechanically applies a screen printed gestural brushstroke, the supposed mark of spontaneous manual creativity’.

Myles visited India and Bangladesh in October 2013. This was his first visit to these countries and he was able to work in a number of cities during this trip. Building upon this research visit, he has developed new work in print with Peacock Visual Arts.

Scott Myles (born Dundee, 1975) lives and works in Glasgow. He graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, in 1997. Recent solo exhibitions have been held in Berlin, Dundee, Glasgow, Los Angeles, Turin and Zurich and his work is represented in many private and public national and international collections.

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