Toby Paterson Consensus and Collapse
Published to accompany the exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Toby Paterson makes paintings, reliefs and constructions which explore the relationship between abstraction and reality. He has a keen interest in post-war modernist architecture which he deconstructs both materially and politically, developing a practice in which some works are almost understandable as architecture while others are expressions of purely abstract form. His work is as engaged with the architecture of Denys Lasdun, Berthold Lubetkin, Cedric Price, and Andy MacMillan and Isi Metzstein at Gillespie, Kidd and Coia as it is influenced by the constructivist painting of Kenneth and Mary Martin, Ben Nicholson and Victor Passmore.
This book reproduces much of Paterson’s work made over the last ten years. With essays by curator Fiona Bradley and Professor of Architectural and Urban History at the University of California, Davis, Simon Sadler, and an interview between Toby Paterson and architect Ewan Imrie, it explores both the complexity and the consistency of Paterson’s practice.
Hardback: 152 pages, 24 x 21.8 x 1.8 cm
Published: January 2010
P&P: £4.00 UK, £12.00 Europe, £16.00 Rest of World