Lot 33 - Selena Scott - Lay Me Down To Sleep
Watercolour on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for War Child UK
Selena Scott is an emerging artist based in Cambridge, UK. She uses her work to navigate the Black identity through the lens of trauma, racism, and colonialism. Exploring themes such as afro-pessimism and prejudice, she references their direct connection to colonisation, utilising narrative to shed light on the Black experience. She allows the viewer to search for meaning, through symbols and loaded imagery, enabling interrogation and connection with the work. Empathy and sensitivity are at the core of her practice, using colour and light to convey emotional turmoil.
BFA Fine Art
Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, 2019 - 2022
Dolbey Travel Scholarship | 2022
Celebrating Black History Internship at Fitzwilliam Museum | 2023-current
2022, Blackness, Cambridge Artworks, Cambridge
2022, Live in Colour: Black History Month, 1B Gallery and Genesis Cinema, London
2022, Slade Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London
2022, Era, Crypt Gallery, London
2022, Meraki, Black Shades Enterprise, London
2022, #ThisisBlack TikTok's Black History Month, Truman Brewery, London
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Investigating memory and grief in relationship to identity, these postcards are reflections of my Caribbean heritage. The figures depicted are Bajans, ghosts of colonial history. They reference the lasting legacy of injustice and inequality on the island.
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