Tim Scott Quadreme 1966

Artwork details

Artist
Tim Scott born 1937
Title
Quadreme
Date 1966
Medium Fibreglass, Perspex and steel
Dimensions Object: 1099 x 5245 x 2159 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Alistair McAlpine (later Lord McAlpine of West Green) 1970
Reference
T01365
Not on display

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'Quadreme' demonstrates the importance of colour in Scott's sculpture in the mid-1960s. He commented: 'Colour became for me, a crucial issue in about 1964-5... During that time I felt it was one aspect of sculpture that was paramount to its development, that it meant more than the coating of something with a surface skin and should consequently be thought about deeply'. Instead of painting his sculptures, therefore, Scott used self-coloured fibreglass and acrylic sheet. He added: 'I myself used colour as an expressive force in the work by careful variegation of its qualities (i.e. tone, texture, intensity, etc) in relation to the physical ones of shape. I hoped to make colour play a part expressively'.

September 2004

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