Australian Contemporary Art

Brenden Scott French

Brenden Scott French

Brenden Scott French

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Artists Statement – Brenden Scott French

It is extremely satisfying working with glass in its molten state. It is immediate and spontaneous yet I am increasingly aware of a historical relevance for its function. My blown vessels concentrate more on technical dexterity and colour applications than on constructing narratives. My aim with this work is to be playful in personalising technique.
It’s a totally different thing when working with glass cold, but no less
satisfying. Introducing kilnforming and casting processes is invigorating the scope of my practice. Time is stretched in a very different thread. I recognise the true evolution of my commitment lies here.

When I return to the archive of my practise what I feel is an honesty that embraces difference, without seeking repetition. Over time though I can connect an aesthetic determination and conceptual focus, but the construction of the work can be resolutely
isolated.

At this pivot, where past and present combine, an essential beauty is found in the development of a personal identity that is both effective and evolutionary in will. I am deeply committed to the process involved in realising a conceptual diameter. It’s taking a long time but I am slowly coming to understand the material in many ways.

Thoughts on human behaviour and character have been the constant foundation for what I explore in my work. Through issues of human destructiveness and mortality, necessity and sacrifice, I have been seeking verification.

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