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Astronaut: Paintings by Scott Listfield

Astronaut: Paintings by Scott Listfield

by Scott Listfield (Artist)


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This monograph features dozens of works from prolific American painter Scott Listfield’s Astronaut series. In these paintings, Scott’s protagonist, a helmeted and very human astronaut, tours a landscape cluttered with pop culture icons, corporate logos, landmarks, and tongue-in-cheek science fiction references, all of which are rendered strangely exotic and alien by the inclusion of the viewpoint of this lone tourist, who is always hermetically sealed from the reality and implications of his surroundings. The inclusion of geometric shapes and digital artifacts, such as QR codes, and the presence of exotic animals―even dinosaurs―in these quotidian scenes adds to the strangeness of the compositions, deepening Scott’s commentary on the modern world and compressing time and space and layers of reality in a way that makes us pull back from the banal and experience the everyday as a visitor from a distant time or place might see it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732798007
Publisher: Paragon Books
Publication date: 06/30/2019
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 9.25(w) x 12.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Scott Listfield is known for his paintings featuring a lone exploratory astronaut lost in a landscape cluttered with pop culture icons, corporate logos, and tongue-in-cheek science fiction references. Scott grew up in Boston, MA and studied art at Dartmouth College. After some time spent living abroad, Scott returned to America and, shortly before 2001 - the year, not the movie - began painting astronauts and, sometimes, dinosaurs.

Scott has exhibited his work in Los Angeles, London, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Miami, Montreal, Boston, and many other nice places. His work has been profiled in Juxtapoz Magazine, Wired Magazine, the Boston Globe, New American Paintings, and on at least one television station. A book on his work is now available from Paragon Books.

Andrew Hosner is a curator, gallerist and owner of Thinkspace Projects, Los Angeles

Danielle Krysa is an arts writer, curator and founder of the popular art blog, Jealous Curator