Scott Treleaven was born in Toronto, Canada and graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) in 1996.
He is probably best know for his film The Salivation Army (2002), which caught the attention of the Village Voice in 2003, screening worldwide, most notably in the official Art Basel film program in 2004 and at the Museum of Modern Art in 2006.
Most recently, he was part of a group exhibition at the Union Theological Seminary in New York, alongside Marina Abramovic, Bas Jan Ader, Michael Bühler-Rose, Alfredo Jaar, Terence Koh, Gareth Long, Yoko Ono, and Chrysanne Stathacos, which was curated by AA Bronson, artistic director of the Institute of Art, Religion, and Social Justice, which was founded under the auspices of the seminary.
Read more on that, HERE.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Calla Lily, 1986. Image: artslant.com
Though according to his gallery, his core obsessions include “a dark, anthropological current uniting a number of contemporary youth subcultures; latter-day punks and mystics portrayed in his photographs and films as an obsolete (or simply sleeping) aristocratic class; and occult and symbolist language,” VoCA really likes the sense of solitude in some of his works, and the fragility with which they are made, that reminds us of Robert Mapplethorpe‘s wonderfully classical works.
The beautiful Patti Smith by Robert Mapplethorpe, from 1986. Image: postmodern.com
Speaking of Mapplethorpe, we are reading the just-released book Just Kids, by artist/musician Patti Smith about her early friendship and romance with Robert Mapplethorpe.
Stay tuned for our review.