16th July 2018
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Leading Scots artist Paterson to exhibit at Bonhoga

The latest exhibition at Bonhoga Gallery, entitled The Pinwheel – Abstraction, Architecture and Reality, will be by leading Scottish contemporary artist Toby Paterson.

Artist Toby Paterson.

Paterson’s work derives from encounters with architecture and the built environment, and can manifest itself in various two and three dimensional ways, whether in galleries and museums or in public spaces.

His work stems from an interest in the ideas of architects who were influenced by Modernism and working in the post-war period.

Paterson draws on first-hand experiences of visiting and recording built environments around the world, but his artworks go far beyond simply documenting such places: he creatively interprets and re-imagines architectural spaces.

Architecture is the starting point from which he explores the effects of the passage of time on the spaces that surround people, hinting at the economic, social or political ideas behind building projects. He has also been influenced by 20th century artists such as Robert Smithson, Victor Pasmore, Mary Martin and Donald Judd.

In the Lower Gallery at Bonhoga there will be a selection of beautiful, nature-inspired prints by Shetland-based artist Linda Richardson.

Paterson will be giving an illustrated talk at Mareel on Thursday at 7pm, ahead of the opening of his show at Bonhoga on Friday at 6pm, and in advance of his commission for the cafe bar at Mareel.

Examples of Toby Paterson’s work.

The Pinwheel – Abstraction, Architecture and Reality continues until 23rd April.

About Jim Tait

Jim Tait is news editor at The Shetland Times.

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