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"Parkhill" (Patterns Suite) 2003

Signed b.r. in pencil and numbered: "10/16 Toby Paterson" CRE PATERSON, Toby; (Scottish; born 1974) PUB Peacock Visual Arts NFA assisted purchase. Paterson's Patterns Suite is one of the most exciting sets of prints produced in recent years in Scotland. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art, and came to public prominence when he won Beck's Futures competition in 2002. The Patterns Suite was shown in Aberdeen in 2003, and at the Glasgow Art Fair in 2004 by which time the (small) edition was virtually sold out. The beauty of the works derives in part from the precision with which they were printed, but principally from the symbolic use of elements of post-war architecture, quoted out of context, within beautiful fields of colour. Susan Mansfield described them in the Scotsman (29 June 2004) as: "a survey through his work to date and his fascination with the architecture of Modernism. His depictions, ranging from pictorial to almost completely abstract, give a fresh clarity to his questions about brutalist buildings, originally intended to shape a brave new world, which ended up as reviled lumps of concrete."