Tim Scott


sculptures 1970 - 1989

sculptures 1990 - present

new work


Tim Scott

Tim Scott, who was born in 1937 in London, now lives and works in Yorkshire and Sri Lanka. He is widely regarded as one of the foremost sculptors of the generation who came immediately after Anthony Caro. He came to prominence in the New Generation:1965 exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, and since then has exhibited widely and internationally. His work is represented in the collections of many major museums and galleries including the Tate Gallery, London; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisberg; Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta; and in many private and corporate collections.

Scott's early work from the Sixties incorporating plastic, fiberglass and steel in innovative constructions were shown in solo shows at the Waddington Galleries, London 1966, and the Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1967. Solo shows continued at the Waddington Galleries throughout the Seventies, when Scott began to incorporate forged steel elements, initially combining them with clear acrylic sheets and slabs, and subsequently integrating them into works made completely from steel. This was to become the major part of his working method in the sculpture that followed in the Eighties and Nineties throught to the present day.

Scott's work has been shown extensively in America, Canada, and Germany, and the latter was where from the Eighties Scott both taught and made sculpture. Whilst shows in Britain have been rare since the late Seventies, Scott has shown regularly and extensively on the Continent, particularly in Koln and Dusseldorf. He has since the Nineties pioneered an expressive use of forged steel as a plastic material which has resulted in sculpture of a unique complexity and ambition.