Toby Paterson (b. 1974) lives and works in Glasgow, UK and has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally including ‘Generosity’, Stroom Den Haag, The Hague (2007) and ‘After the Rain’, Curve Gallery, Barbican, London (2005)
He has recently completed a substantial commission for the façade of the new BBC headquarters in Glasgow (designed by David Chipperfield architects) and is about to embark on further significant projects in London and Bristol.
Toby Paterson’s appreciation of architectural forms and structures developed from skate boarding around abandoned concrete buildings. From this perspective he experienced cities and buildings as spaces to navigate; a collection of isolated forms and surfaces that could then be translated into paintings and sculptures. He works in a variety of forms, from large-scale sculptural assemblages and architectural wall drawings to small paintings on paper and Perspex. Paterson’s work explores the integration of art and architecture. He is influenced by his personal experience of the built environment, with a particular focus on post-war architecture and an interest in the processes of abstraction within visual art. nspired by the language of Modernist architecture his modular pavilion will introduce an new feature into the multifaceted landscape of the Southbank.