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    No Spirit, No Song (Ra)
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    No Spirit, No Song (Ra)

    , Selena Scott, 2021, oil on canvas, 90 x 90 cm

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    A Change in The Wrong Place
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    A Change in The Wrong Place

    , Selena Scott, 2021, oil on MDF, 150 x 70 cm

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    The World Will Turn
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    The World Will Turn

    , Selena Scott, 2022, oil on canvas, 150 x 100 cm

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    Better to Have Loved and Lost
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    Better to Have Loved and Lost

    , Selena Scott, 2022, oil on canvas, left panel 42 x 60 cm, right panel 61 x 91 cm

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    Red Flower is Power
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    Red Flower is Power

    , Selena Scott, 2020, oil on canvas, 90 x 90 cm

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  6. Selena Scott – BA/BFA

Selena Scott – BA/BFA

I use my work to navigate the Black identity through the lens of trauma, racism, and colonialism. Utilising my perspective to depict Black masculinity with a sense of narrative, I shed light on the Black experience. Exploring themes such as afro-pessimism and prejudice, I reference their direct connection to colonisation, and the various ways these problems can manifest within modern society. Using symbols and loaded imagery, I allow the viewer to search for meaning, enabling interrogation and connection with the work. Empathy and sensitivity are at the core of my practice, using colour and light to convey emotional turmoil. I aim to redefine the portrayal of Black people through the use of oil painting, a medium traditionally reserved to perpetuate western ideals.