This interview with Scooter LaForge embraces spontaneity. It’s a necessity. His subject matter and techniques emerge from his childlike impulses. His chromatic canvass reference cartoons, renaissance art, and some shockingly agile sex acts. This unique style evolved through years of experience and his willingness to “let paint be paint”.
Scooter’s chaotic style has earned him exhibitions at the Leslie-Lohman Museum in New York, the Friedrichshof Museum in Vienna, and the Spritmuseum/Absolut Art Collection in Sweden. His solo show, How to Create a Monsterpiece, at Howl! Happening in New York was included on Autre’s list of top ten exhibits of 2015.
Scooter has collaborated with famed “Antwerp 6” designer Walter Van Beirendonck and maintains an ongoing collection of one-of-a-kind painted garments at Patricia Field’s ART FASHION gallery in the Lower East Side.
In this micro-doc, we visit Scooter LaForge in his Tribeca studio. We ask about his childhood, his collaborations and if there is anything he wouldn’t paint.
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