CA: Can you talk about the experience you had with Jean-Michel Basquiat?
SB: I was at a Julian Schnabel exhibit. I was in a room by myself and suddenly Basquiat walks into the the room. Basquiat started to back up to the wall while taking a marker out of his pocket, and behind his back he started doing a drawing on the wall, during the opening at the Whitney! And he was looking me in the eye the whole time. He put the marker back into his pocket and then slowly made his way out of the room. You couldn’t make out the image he was trying to draw but you could see Basquiat in the line, you could feel his energy. That’s what helped me find my own style. That was his gift to me, He gave that to me.
"Scot Borofsky: The Aesthetic Sage" in the Brattleboro Reformer, 12/3
"I’m told that Borofsky sprang from the same graffiti/art culture that produced Basquiat and Keith Haring. His work has that same sort of nervous energy. It varies from totally abstract imagery to abstract-with-traces-of-figurative motifs. Some of the pieces are masses of lines, tangling and intertwining, and consequently producing a somewhat hypnotic effect. Summer Hay is especially effective [in] this regard."
'"The Newest Art Venue" in the Broad Street Review, 12/5
"The work may appear to be simple abstractions but Borofsky is giving you the ARCHETYPE, layered. God knows what these images are doing to viewers’ brains. "
"Scot Borofsky - From Street Art to Gallery, An Interview" in Philadelphia's artblog
"Randomly on the street I met artist Scot Borofsky doing some live painting outside of a bookstore where he has work showing. We went inside and it was a really interesting place, with art resting up against all the book shelves. Ancient books and signage everywhere, the kind of experience you don't get browsing audible or on your kindle- and probably one of the last stores of its kind."
"Philly First Friday: Crawling Old City" on Artsucks.com by COJO