Scott Reeder - Landlord Painting, 2014 (detail)

Scott Reeder

July 28, 2013

Scott Reeder is an American multi-disciplinary artist saluted for his critically charged agenda primarily based on cultural criticism. By engaging humor and absurdity on hand, and working with non-conventional materials, he creates witty, almost childish compositions that tackle the very nature of monochromatic painting canons, as well as textualism and semiotics typical for Conceptualism. Furthermore, Reeder explores the tension between the presence and absence of the artist's hand, as a gesture, mark, or his personal handwriting.

Reeder works with a variety of media ranging from figurative canvases and sculptures based on simplistic forms, to paintings made by paint and pieces of pasta. Throughout the years he received quite a notoriety for his subversive activity.

The artist is also known for creating with his brother Tyson Reeder and filmmaker Chris Smith among others in 1999. Reeder holds a position at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as an associate professor of painting and drawing.

Featured image: Scott Reeder - Landlord Painting, 2014 (detail). Acrylic on canvas. 72 × 60 in. 182.9 × 152.4 cm. Photo courtesy Kavi Gupta Gallery