By Scott Breton

Solitude ll $2,800

Medium: Oil on canvas

Year Completed: 2014

Size: 51.5cm by 76cm

Signed: Lower Right

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About the Artist

A Brief History

Scott Breton is a figurative fine artist from Brisbane, Australia.

After completing a science degree (BSc (Genetics) University of Queensland) and contemplating a career in biotechnology, Scott committed fully to pursuing art, continuing a classically leaning arts education and practise begun much earlier. In 2012 Scott won the highly contested A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship, Australia’s largest national prize for developing the careers of traditional representational artists. This allowed Scott to do further study with contemporary classical artists in the US and Europe, and has contributed to his view of the relevance of Renaissance thinking and aesthetics in the Arts in the 21st century.

Using a range of traditional drawing, painting and sculpting media as well as exploring digital counterparts to these, Scott sees plastic composition rather than any particular media as the core of the classical ethos. He is interested in how this sense of plasticity can be utilised by the contemporary artist. This endeavour seems to closely mirror a more general exploration of how the specifics of the contemporary human experience relate to and can be informed by insights about the human condition that have emerged across all of human history.

After winning the Lethbridge 10,000 Small Works prize in 2016, Scott began regular solo shows with Lethbridge Gallery.

Exhibitions and Awards

2022

"Confessions" Solo show at Lethbridge Gallery

“Interconnected” Group exhibition curated by Beautiful Bizarre magazine, hosted by NERAM (New England Regional Art Museum

2021

Nominated as a “Fellow” of Royal Queensland Art Society

“Anthropomorphisms” Solo show at Lethbridge Gallery

“Eros: your body as an excuse” Group show at MEAM, Barcelona (The European Museum of Modern Art)

2020

The Shape of the Sky solo show, Lethbridge Gallery

2019

Brisbane Portrait Prize (Finalist)

“Timeless” Gallery IX Group Show

2018
Brisbane Grammar School Annual Art Show

2017
"Self Portrait" Florence, Italy (Group show in conjunction with Odd Nerdrum)
Brisbane Grammar School Annual Art Show
"Paths to the Half Remembered", Lethbridge Gallery, QLD (Solo show)
"Murallas Molinos" Madrid, Spain (Group show in conjunction with Antonio Lopez-Garcia)
"Beyond Skills" Alcoy, Spain (Group show in conjunction with Golucho)

2016
"Punto Critico" Florence, Italy
"Beyond Skills: Golucho and Chinese Artists Exhibitions" Florence, Italy
Queensland Figurative Competition (Highly Commended for “Orpheus”)
Brisbane Grammar School Annual Art Show
Lethbridge 10,000 Small Scale Art Award (First Prize for “Inland Sea”)
Harold and Agnes Richardson Memorial Drawing Prize (First Prize for “An Echo of Space”)

2015
Brisbane Grammar School Annual Art Show

2014
Finalist Queensland Figurative Competition
Brisbane Grammar School Annual Art Show
“Journeys West” Exhibition at Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
Harold and Agnes Richardson Memorial Drawing Prize (Commended for “An Australian Mythology”)

2013
Brisbane Grammar School Annual Art Show

2012
Winner of A.M.E. Bale Travelling Art Scholarship (Melbourne)
“The Julian Ashton Connection” Royal Queensland Art Society, Brisbane
Brisbane Grammar School Annual Art Show
Harold and Agnes Richardson Memorial Drawing Prize Show, Royal Queensland Art Society
Royal Queensland Art Society Annual Exhibition

Teaching / Residency

2010-2016 Teacher at Atelier Art Classes, Salisbury
2015-2018 Life Drawing and Painting workshop delivered to students of Clayfield College, Brisbane, entering Senior
2015 Life drawing and painting workshop delivered to students of Clayfield College, Brisbane, entering Senior
2012 Still life painting workshop at Queensland Art Gallery, for gallery members in conjunction with the “Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado” exhibition
2011 Workshop with year 8 and 9 students from Dakabin State High School during development of a mural at Queensland Rail’s Dakabin train station
2010 Artist in Residence at Brisbane Grammar School
2009 2010 Teacher at Brisbane Artists’ Academe
2009 Artist in Residence at Sculptors Qld

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