Ouvert No 27 by Scott Pattinson
- Oil On Canvas
- 60 × 50 inches
152.4 × 127 cm
About the Work
The poetry of Twombly meets the expression of Pollock in Scott Pattinson's flurry of tachiste gestures. Brushed passages of curated magenta join a vigorous eddy of colored forms in this composition from the Ouvert series. Pattinson’s thematically organized oil paintings are narratives of collective experience articulated through brilliant colour and an exacting spatial sensibility. This work is accompanied by the recent catalogue publication, SCOTT PATTINSON. In the book, Berlin art critic R.M. Vaughan is exuberant in his description: "Pattinson plays with the emotional triggers of colors, mostly by slamming together unlikely, even decadent, contrasting hues and then encases those associations, the metonymic readings possible, with harsh, cutting and calligraphic blackish strokes. A Pattinson painting is a bird next built in the rafters of a disco, an ornamental garden behind bars, a severe steel tower struck by a hurricane, with all the pretty interior decor blown out and splayed across the strike zone." Pattinson studied architecture and urban design at the University of Toronto and completed a BES in Urban Design from the University of Waterloo. Since 2005, he has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows in galleries across Canada, including a 2014 retrospective at Gallery Stratford. His work is held at Gallery Stratford as well as in numerous corporate and private collections in Canada, Dubai, Italy, France and the US.