Patrick Scott: Abstract Gold

This first post of the New Year features Irish artist Patrick Scott and was inspired by a recent visit to the Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin to see a Sculpture in Context exhibition. While wandering around the hotel looking for pieces of sculpture, I spotted one of Patrick Scott's 'gold' paintings (the hotel owns a fine collection of paintings and sculpture).

In 2008 Liberties Press published a superb monograph Patrick Scott with accompanying text by art critic Aidan Dunne.  He wrote, 'Patrick Scott is best known for his beautifully judged abstract paintings. In a way, his signature image could not be simpler: a disc of shimmering gold leaf applied to bare canvas. But this basic template, and myriad variations of it, have generated an abundance of extraordinarily rich visual statements, demanding our attention and leading us into an imaginative space of profound, meditative clarity'.

Aidan Dunne discuses Scott's richly diverse artistic output in architecture, set design, paint, print and sculpture. It is highly illustrated with images of work spanning the artist's long and distinguished career, many examples of which are in collections around the country and elsewhere. If you want to see Scott's work in public galleries then pay a visit the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, the Crawford Municiple Art Gallery in Cork or the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

And if you feel like treating yourself to a rather special New Year gift, then Patrick Scott is on sale in Liberties Upstairs and through our website for the special price of 126.00 euro. It's a real collector's item to have and to treasure.

A 'Happy New Year' from all of us at Liberties Press!