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Gallery Of Illustrations By Scott Listfield - Usa
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Scott Listfield - USA
Scott Listfield is famous for his paintings featuring a lone exploratory astronaut lost in a landscape cluttered with pop culture icons, corporate logos, and tongue-in-cheek science fiction references. Scott grew up in Boston, MA and studied art at Dartmouth College.
Scott returned to America and, shortly before the real life, 2001's non-movie version of the year, began painting astronauts and, sometimes, dinosaurs.
Scott has been profiled in Juxtapoz, Wired Magazine, The Boston Globe, New American Paintings, and at least one local television station.
He has exhibited his work in Los Angeles, London, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Miami, Montreal, Boston, and many other nice places.
I paint an astronaut and, sometimes, a dinosaur.
Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1968, well before I was born, so I have no firsthand knowledge of how it was received.
I do not know if people really believed we'd live in space in 2001 if we had robot butlers and flying cars, geodesic lunar homes and genetically modified dinosaurs that help or eat us. But from Lost in Space to Jetsons to Jurassic Park, it seems that popular culture has fostered this space-age perception of the future. Generations raised on these TV shows, movies, comic books, and novels are now grown and living in a future filled with minivans, Starbucks, iPads, and Hip Hop videos. In many ways, the year 2001 has failed to live up to expectations.
And yet the world today is peculiar in ways unimagined in 1957, when Sputnik was launched, or in 1968, when 2001 was released, or even in 1994, at dawn of the internet. The present is, in fact, a very unusual place, and it is strangest in the ubiquity of things we take for granted.
The astronaut in my paintings is just here to explore the present.

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