Ian Scott

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1945, d.2013

Small Lattice No 54

  • Purchased, 1981
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 860 x 865mm
  • 81/41
  • Jul 1981

For the exhibition Untitled #1050 (25 November 2017 – 14 October 2018) this work was displayed with the following label:

“I’ve enjoyed doing them [the Lattice series]. Running diagonals from corner to corner immediately felt right and also solved a number of formal and expressive problems for me. […] I think the essential artistic problem painters have here is finding a personal identity and context in relation to the immediate living and working situation; and more importantly to advance contemporary art overseas. Interrelated with this are painting problems: what kind of colour and space to have; what to do with the surface; and how all these elements contribute to the whole. All the pictorial elements should be as integrated as possible: the colour, edge, surface, form and space – the problem- solving and the discovery of the content, idea and feeling are all one thing.”

—Ian Scott, 1979