scott keim, Passing By
essay by jacob warren
scott keim is a self-taught brisbane-based painter whose artistic practice addresses psychological trauma, self-dentification and processes of emotional expression. keim renders a critical edge to the silly by violating the stern seriousness of emotionally expressive art, recapitulating seriousness in a more accessible and dialogical way. there is a manifest violence and turbulence in his practice which sits uncomfortably in contemporary notions of self-hood that require (permanent) hyper-positivity or constrained, standardised attempts of communication suffering.
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