When Scott Listfield was a kid, he was obsessed with the future. For him, being born in the 1980s, the future meant the year 2000. Two decades later and fresh out of college, the artist suddenly realized the new millennium wasn’t as futuristic (or cool for that matter) as he’d imagined as a child.
Inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey, he found the perfect character to depict his estranged and alienated relationship with the here and now – a lone astronaut. By letting this figure wander in contemporary pop-cultural settings, he confronts us with the more peculiar aspects of the world we live in today.