Diane Scott is a New Zealand artist who has a Master of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from Elam School of Fine Arts University of Auckland. She is featured broadly through arts publications and her work is in corporate and private collections in NZ, USA and France.
Scott explores the tensions that exist between image and object and questions the hierarchies of the elements that comprise painting through the jumping of the image to the material, and from surface to void. She examines how an abstract painting can function as an object you see, but also in what that object makes visible through process, materiality and sensation.
Scott is interested in producing work that simultaneously questions and withholds, and how this resistance to translation is a vital part of an artwork’s enigma.
Image: The Clearing, 2022. Acrylic and graphite on synthetic paper, sealed and mounted on aluminium, 151 x 102cm