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Scott Griffin was born in Oshawa, Canada in 1970. His father worked for General Motors and was a part time bush pilot while his mother was a school teacher and a part time artist. The young Griffin family moved onto a small farm on Scugog Island in 1973, where Scott and younger brother Clint grew up surrounded by airplanes, snowmobiles and space.

The art of Scott Griffin comes from his obsessive collecting of discarded materials. He searches the alleyways, dumpsters and dead zones of Toronto for the surfaces used in his work. His pictures are quiet narratives of people in their environments, and explore their relationships to the surroundings and themselves. The subject matter in his drawings and paintings reflect the materials being worked on which represent a broad spectrum of society. Scott lives and works out of Toronto Canada.

Scott's drawings on metal have been receiving international attention in recent years. He uses his welder like a pencil, burning and building-up the metal surfaces with metal. His work is in collections all over the world with his largest following in the United States.



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