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Paul Scott: Confected, Borrowed and Blue…
A Holburne Museum Touring Exhibition
Detail, Scott's Cumbrian Blue(s), Fukushima. Inglaze decal collage and gold lustre on partially erased, cracked Willow pattern platter, marked Ocean, Sakakibara, Japan. 48cm x 36cm. Paul Scott 2012.
25/04/2015 - 21/06/2015
Blue and white china is often displayed at home for its decorative qualities; it is a visual language that many people are familiar with.
In Paul Scott’s hands, these domestic ceramics mutate into subversive comments on our life and times. His expert manipulation of familiar motifs like the Willow Pattern gives his work special resonance and broad appeal, such as warning signs for radioactivity tucked into the border of the Willow Pattern, or jet planes streaking across rural landscapes.
This appropriation of traditional patterns as vehicles for socio-political commentary has made Paul Scott’s work unmistakeable.
Exhibition organised by The Holburne Museum.