The Scottish Gallery is delighted to present Cuttings, Ruins, Refugees and Wild Roses, by Paul Scott, as part of our Festival programme of exhibitions. This exhibition is the culmination of work from the last two years and marks the end of his national touring exhibition Confected, Borrowed and Blue (2015-16).
Paul Scott lives and works in rural Cumbria. He creates individual pieces that are exacting and critical, blurring the boundaries between fine art and design. A leading proponent of ceramics and print, he has been instrumental in demonstrating the contemporary creative potential of a combination used in industry for hundreds of years to mass-produce decorative wares and tiles. From his iconic earlier series to new work inspired by current world events, this exhibition reflects the breadth of Scott’s practice and the engagement with topical issues that characeterise his approach.
Paul Scott is regarded as one of the most talented visual artists working in Britain today and his work has been sought for national collections, which include the V&A Museum, London; Tullie House Carlisle Museum and Art Gallery; The National Museum Stockholm, Sweden; The National Decorative Arts Museum, Norway; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA.
Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Scenery (USA)2013in-glaze decal collage and gold lustre on Mahomedan Mosque and Tomb plate by J.Hall & Sons c.1825D:25cm£950
Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Garden After Stephenson & Mi Youren2014collage, nineteenth century Staffordshire transferware plate by Stephenson with Chinese porcelain platter by unknown makerH:25.3cm W:28.7cm£1,850Photograph: William Van Esland
Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Ruin No. 32016collage, cut details from assorted transferware plates, with gold leaf in re-purposed print trayH:37cm W:29.5cm£3,650
Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Willow In A Box2016Sliced early 19th century willow pattern pearlware bowl with gold leaf set in re-purposed trayH:37cm W:29.5cm£3,200
Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Wildflower (After Tom Petty) No.22016Collage, cut details from assorted transferwares with sliced claypipe and gold leafH:28.5cm W:38cm£2,950