Broken Arabesque

Toby Paterson

Solo exhibition

15 April – 18 June 2006
Vleeshal Zusterstraat (Map)
Vleeshal (Map)

Curator: Rutger Wolfson

This spring, De Vleeshal in Middelburg will be presenting Scottish artist Toby Paterson`s first major solo exhibition in the Netherlands. Toby Paterson is fascinated by modernistic architecture; his work analyses (segments of) buildings with a distinctive modernistic style. At De Vleeshal, Paterson has set out a course which consists of a modular system of freestanding open partitions constructed out of light, white beams. These constructions serve to showcase paintings, drawings and scale models, and to support large panels painted in vibrant colours. Paterson`s colours and imagery, derived from modernism, form a striking contrast to the distinctive Gothic architecture of De Vleeshal. For Vleeshal Zusterstraat, Paterson has created a mural which can be read as an abstract, three-dimensional floor plan of a building.