A visual artist with a background in painting Sydney’s train lines, Scott’s portfolio is mighty impressive: He’s created work for clients including Nike, Reebok and Red Bull, while his solo exhibition Savoir Faire hit Good Space gallery last year. Following the public pandemonium surrounding a mural of Kim Kardashian’s nude selfie in Melbourne, Scott decided to paint her husband – two of them, in fact – locked in a loving embrace. This is an image which previously floated around the meme-centric corners of the internet, but has now been recreated IRL with Scott’s strokes of artistic genius.
Since then, the artwork has gained international attention – gaining serious traction everywhere from The Daily Telegraph to Huffington Post, as well as Complex, Mashable, NME, Brown Cardigan and Reddit. We imagine that the response has been overwhelming, which is why we’re super appreciative of Scott taking some time to answer a few questions about his glorious creation.
See the mural for yourself in Teggs Lane in Chippendale, and read the interview below:
Yeah, the artist Lush got in contact with me trying to find a wall to paint a second Kim Kardashian, he painted at the other end of the wall. I wanted to do something funny that tied in with that theme on the same wall.
Its been surreal, one article claimed that I had “put Sydney on the map” so glad i could do that for my home town.
I was contacted by someone claiming to be his management offering me a five figure sum to paint over the mural. I asked for six figures and a lifetime supply of Yeezy Boosts, they are yet to respond.
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Yes I’m a huge fan, and yes Yeezus wasn’t his finest work.
I have been commissioned to paint a few rappers recently. I have always loved hip-hop so it’s fun, but I’m starting to get a reputation as ‘the rapper guy’ which is definitely something I’m not to keen on. The Biggie piece was commissioned for a good mate and owner of The Lord Gladstone Hotel aka the greatest pub on Earth.
It’s great, people often tag me in photos in front of my work but this has been whole new level, no nude selfie in front of it yet but I have a free artwork up for grabs for the first one.
To be honest, this is the least effort I have put into a mural, it was a last minute thing I completed in approximately four hours. It’s not really up to scratch in my mind in terms of the technical painting, but it was the concept that was important.
I will be having a secret pop up show in a few months which will be announced via my mailing list. I am painting murals throughout Europe during their summer and traveling to the USA for some other projects after that. My inbox is full of job and commission offers off the back of this, so I’ll be sifting through them as well!