Storage Solutions

4 May-1 Jul 2023
PV 4 May 2023, 6-8pm

V.O Curations
London W1S 2YZ


We are delighted to announce Scott Young’s solo show Storage Solutions opening on Thursday 4 May and running until 1 July at 56 Conduit Street.

Storage Solutions emerged from Scott’s five months residency at V.O Curations in which he excavated images, materials and motifs from a variety of sources spanning from 19th-century painting to mid-century design and fashion. His deceptive paintings sit comfortably between image and object, the domestic and the industrial, the decorative and the pragmatic. Aligning modernist design promises with the idea of contemporary painting as an alleged storage solution, Scott’s works explore a painterly vocabulary strongly informed by our (post-)digital condition.

Scott Young (b. Seattle, US) is interested in the strange and uncanny relationships we project on objects and images. His paintings are a contemporary re-envisioning of still life and vanitas paintings, where objects and motifs with contentious social significance are carefully placed into coded dialogues. His work often employs imitation marble or wood painting techniques, alluding to artificialities in our extractive relationship between nature and culture.

During his undergraduate studies in Philosophy & Aesthetics from The Evergreen State College he played in punk bands and participated in community organizing. He later moved to New York to pursue a more formal investigation into fine art. He graduated from the MFA program at Goldsmiths University of London in Summer of 2022. In 2020 he took a hiatus from Goldsmiths for 6 months to study traditional decorative wood and marble painting techniques at Van der Kelen Logelain in Brussels. Past Exhibitions include: The Artist Room (London); Florence Trust (London); Art Exchange Gallery at University of Essex, Des Baines (London), and Christie’s.