We Love Real Life Scotland, 2006
Screenprint. 56 x 76cm, fully archival standard 300grm paper.
Produced for Cove Park by Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio
Based in Kilcreggan on the Rosneath peninsula, Ross Sinclair has a long association with Cove Park, supporting the visual arts programme in its early days as an advisor and introducing his students from Glasgow School of Art to our work through visits and discussions.
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 several recent solo exhibitions.
Edition price £500 (unframed)
This work was commissioned for and included within the Cove Park Portfolio, 2006. Information on this project, its themes, and the artists involved in available here.