Gus M. Scott
GUS M. SCOTT
Artist Imagista Creative Spirit
As a child Gus experienced Immigrating to New Zealand from Kingston Upon Hull
in Yorkshire, sailing from South Hampton to Wellington in 1961.
After leaving school with School Certificate Art he trained as a photolithographer ,
studying graphic arts as a black & white camera operator.
After qualifying in 1975 Gus travelled to various places including The West Indies
particularly Grenada and Trinidad where he developed his interest in music .
Then traveling to Europe and spending a year in London working fulltime in an
advertising agency in Whitechaple. Next taking in the inspirational South of France
where he worked picking grapes in Vaulcluse and cycling around the countryside of
After traveling back to New Zealand overland from Austria to India Gus was
inspired to start painting in Titirangi, Auckland.
In 1989 he had his first one man exhibition in Cuba st. Wellington.
Continuing to explore the use of archetypal and subconscious symbolism Gus
painted in New Zealand over the next decade and in 1999 opened 'Pigeontoe Studio'
in Golden bay, South Island , working and exhibiting in a mixture of mediums,
including paint, wire, clay , music and mosaic.
Now resident in Austria, since 2009, Gus has created a working studio involving
ceramic sculpture and mosaic, in the South of Vienna.
Group shows and punk Jazz saxophone playing, along with mosaic commissions
and mixed media sculptural work are keeping him fully engaged with the creative
As 2015 approaches Gus sees the need more and more for an antidote to the over
mechanised, digitalised, corporatist lack of the human artists´ hand print.
'Our souls can be nourished by art ∞ made by other souls.'
Gus M. Scott
The Impressionists, Maori, The Pacific ocean, Mattise, Eno, Gaudi, Art
Pepper, Van Gogh, Geometry, Theo Schoon, Egypt, Saxophones ,Yoko Ono,
Chocolate , Art History, and the numbers Seven & Nine.