We Love Real Life Scotland
We love Real Life Scotland, 2006, Screenprint
Sinclair combines wit and wisdom to relate his work to public space, not simply in terms of its architecture or geography, but also to its history, social function and contemporary reality. He combines text, colour and graphics to test notions of personal and national identity and questions the notion of truth in life and art itself. The print he has produced for Cove Park is both celebratory and critical. In it, he reworks part of a neon light installation commissioned for Glasgow’s Radiance Festival of Light in 2005. This work was located on the façade of the City Chambers local government building and sought to question the presumptions of national, local, international and personal identity. Sinclair’s print also uses his recurrent ‘Real Life’ slogan, a key element in his recent solo exhibitions Real Life Paintings, at CCA for Glasgow International and at Galerie KnapperBaumgarten, Stockholm, Sweden, both 2006.