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Scott Andrew Spencer
Artist's Statement
L ife is a game. Play along.

In the Grand Scheme of it all, we
may very well be experiencing
different realities. These are
definitely wacky times. We live
in
an age of orange newscasters,
Burger King memorabilia and war.
We
think we're smart and that we
understand our existence. I'm not
so sure. Sometimes I think we're
just high-end monkeys.

I give myself over to That Which
Governs. I know Someone or
Something is watching after us,
keeping vigil.

Every day I thank my
lucky stars and the Powers That
Be
for the presence of art
collectors
in this world. 'Thank you,' to
everyone who owns and all future
owners of these paintings. You
are
magical, wonderful people. If
you're ever in Los Angeles,
please
look me up. I'll buy you some
lunch.

Every canvas has an agenda--a
life
of its own separate from its
maker,
separate from thought or logic or
reason--and to plot its course is
only to interfere. To plan is to
destroy. Trust the mess. All
marks
are good.

Oh, but the mutiny of scrutiny .
.
. if we could only leave it
alone.

The self-taught artist has a
great
chance to be unique. Without
knowledge of 'rules' to hinder
the
hand or an instructor's style to
imitate, what results is pure,
entirely his own.

Contrary to popular belief,
abstract art is 'meaningful' on a
parallel with representational
art.
Each of us sees differently, and
individual responses to an
abstract
work of art are varied. An
abstract
work's 'meaning' is oftentimes
stronger and more personal for
the
viewer than it is in purely
representational art where the
subject matter is obvious and can
only evoke a limited range of
emotions.

So far, nowhere else in this
existence have I found the
freedom
and exhilaration that oil
painting
affords. Albert Einstein said,
'Imagination is more important
than
knowledge.' These are welcome
words
to a daydreamer like me.

'There is no excellent beauty
that
hath not some strangeness in the
proportion.' Francis Bacon

Being gay is a gift, a variation
on
a theme. Love is too powerful to
be
shaped or confined.

I stepped off the deep end a long
time ago and have been dog
paddling
for dear life ever since.

Nobody taught me to run from my
problems. I had to learn that one
on my own.

At the moment, I'm loving the
paintings of Cecily Brown, Dana
Schutz, Odd Nerdrum, Raimonds
Staprans and Paul Balmer. My all-
time favorites are Max Beckmann,
Milton Avery, Henri de Toulouse-
Lautrec, Joan Mitchell, Egon
Schiele, Richard Diebenkorn,
Helen
Frankenthaler and Lucien Freud.
Background
S cott Andrew Spencer (American
painter, born 1970)

Living in Los Angeles,
California,
Spencer loves to listen to music
and paint daily. He takes
inspiration from his immediate
surroundings, real or imagined,
and
paints into the wee hours of the
night. Spencer began painting
full
time after a brush with cancer in
1999. He is represented by
renowned
gallerist and art dealer Biljana
Grcic-Beran through Galeria Jan
in
La Jolla, California, and was
admitted into the Pasadena
Society
of Artists in 2004.

Interview with Scott Spencer at:
www.ArtintheVault.com

Spencer's Wikipedia url:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scot
t_
A._Spencer_(artist)
Collections
E DUCATION
C.S.U.L.B. (Long Beach, CA)
Associate in Arts Degree, Orange
Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)

AFFILIATIONS
Pasadena Society of Artists (PSA)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2014 Saatchi Gallery, London
"Inspired by Kandinsky" curated
by Bridget Carron
2013 Saatchi Gallery, London
—“Art
from
Los Angeles” curated by Rebecca
Wilson
2008 JFerrari Gallery—“Body of
Art” (Atwater Village, CA)
2007 Bonaventure Hotel—“Sense of
Community” (Los Angeles, CA)
Terra Gallery—“Open Up”
(Columbus, OH)
Essence of Living
(Hermosa Beach, CA)
The Loft—“Paint 9
Décor”
(Eagle Rock, CA)
2006 BrenArt—Solo (Pasadena, CA)
Viva Gallery—“81st
Annual
Exhibition” (Sherman Oaks, CA)
i-5 Gallery—“Art World
Poker” (Los Angeles, CA)
Whites Gallery
—“Springtime” (Montrose, CA)
Gregg Gallery and
Frames
—“AEG Artist” (Bexley, OH)
BIA Parade of Homes--
"New
Haven Homes" (Westerville, OH)
Fina—“6 Up” (Los
Angeles,
CA)
Carlotta’s Passion
Gallery—“Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out”
(Eagle Rock, CA)
2005 The Velvet Room—“Third
Anniversary” (Pasadena, CA)
A Shenere Velt Gallery
—“Artifacts of Activism/Images of
Peace” (Los Angeles, CA)
Celebrity Centre
International—“Rose Variety Arts
Show” (Hollywood, CA)
Pazzaz—“Paint and
Shoot”,
Exhibit with Matt Harbicht
(Silver
Lake, CA)
Space-LA—“3rd Annual
Ken
Dunipace Memorial Art Show” (Los
Angeles, CA)
Surrounding Art—Gallery
Artists
(Pasadena, CA)
Creative Arts Gallery
—“PSA 80th Anniversary
Exhibition”
(Burbank, CA)
Galleria Jan—“Gallery
Artists” (La Jolla, CA)
2004 Fine Artists Factory—“PSA
79th Annual Juried Exhibition”
(Pasadena, CA)
Altadena LCC—“PSA New Members
Exhibition” (Altadena, CA)
Period Gallery—“Color II”
(Lincoln, NE)
Friends Gallery—“Make
Art, Not War” (Pasadena, CA)
Los Angeles Municipal
Art
Gallery—“Open Call” (Los Angeles,
CA)
Period Gallery—“Faces
III” (Lincoln, NE)
Period Gallery
—“Abstraction VII” (Lincoln, NE)
Pacer Communities
—“Quattro Blu” (Pasadena, CA)
Period Gallery
—“Landscape
IV” (Lincoln, NE)
Period Gallery
—“Contemporary VI” (Lincoln, NE)
2003 Period Gallery—“Abstract
VI”
(Lincoln, NE)
Abstract Earth Gallery
—“Abstracted” (Columbus, OH)
2002 123 Soho Gallery—“Featured
Artist” (New York, NY)
2001 TheArtProject.net—Artists
Respond To Terrorism
2000 Solid Expressions Gallery
—“Gallery Artists” (Los Altos
Hills, CA)

PUBLICATIONS
2011 International Dictionary of
Artists, World Wide Arts
2010 American Journal of Critical
Care (cover art, Pointillism)
July,
volume 19, number 4
American Journal of Critical Care
(cover art, Lower Extremities)
May,
volume 19, number 3
2008 The Art of Everyday Joe: A
Collector’s Journal, Michael K.
Corbin, Authorhouse
Art Wanted Calendars:
Science Fiction/Fantasy,
Animals/Wildlife,
Landscape/Outdoor
2007 Art Wanted Calendar:
Outdoor/Landscape
“Mechanic”, short film,
director Asher Glaser
2006 Art in King-Sized Beds: A
Collector’s Journal, Michael K.
Corbin, AuthorHouse
2005 Interview Series, Spencer
Unleashed, ArtintheVault.com,
April
Artists on their Work,
Art in the Vault, February 5
2004 Guest Artist, Quattro Blu,
Pacer Communities, May 25
2003 Artist Spotlight, Pasadena
Weekly, ‘Art Speak,’ June 12

COLLECTIONS

Hannibal Aguilar, Pasadena, CA
David and Nadine Alon, Belgium
Dr. William Armstrong
Vern Asche, Devore, CA
Simone Bachmann, Victoria,
Australia
David Brashear, Virginia
Michal K. Corbin, Indianapolis,
IN
Kevin Costello, Sea Cliff, NY
Michael L. Grace, Palm Springs,
CA
Joe Hudgens, Alhambra, CA
Mark Humphry, Altadena, CA
Glade Johnson Design, Bellevue,
WA
Brad Kuhlin, Pasadena, CA
Westley Lagerberg, Yorba Linda,
CA
Dianne Logan, The Woodlands, TX
Lurssen Yachts, Bremen-Vegesack,
Germany
Junell Mackey, Pasadena, CA
John Matty, Olivenhain, CA
Jason Maynard, Malibu, CA
Jo McDonnell, Durham, NC
Therese Molloy, New York, NY
Sharon Myers, Davis, CA
Tami Pflug, Los Angeles, CA
Amy Pounder, Bernardsville, NJ
Mary Shields, Denver, CO
Michael Smoller, Austin, TX
Ellen Hart Sturm, New York, NY
Karin Wagner, Olympia, WA
Emily Yerkovich-Phillips, Austin,
TX

AWARDS
2006 Best of 123Soho 2006 Art,
New
York
2005 Best of 123Soho 2005 Art,
Cloud Cover
2004 Honorable Mention, PSA 79th
Annual Juried Exhibition, Flowers
to Heaven
Special Recognition,
‘Landscape IV,’ Period Gallery,
Poolside
Director’s Recognition,
‘Contemporary VI,’ Period
Gallery,
Three
2003 Special Recognition,
‘Abstraction VI,’ Period Gallery,
A
Place by the Water
Solo Exhibition
I see myself naked every day.
Resume
S elf-taught painter
CSULB (California State University
Long Beach)
 


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