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Ross Sinclair


About the edition

Produced for Cove Park in DCA Print Studio, this limited edition screenprint by Ross Sinclair is part of the Cove Park Portfolio. It is available individually or as part of a complete boxed portfolio that includes prints by the following artists: Claire Barclay, Christine Borland, Nathan Coley, Graham Fagen, Louise Hopkins, Ross Sinclair, Simon Starling. The Portfolio is presented in a high quality, lined, fabric-covered handmade box, designed by Sarah Tripp and produced by Downie Allison Downie Bookbinders, Glasgow.

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 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 solo exhibitions Real Life Paintings, at CCA for Glasgow International and at Galerie KnapperBaumgarten, Stockholm, Sweden, both in 2006.

Year 2006
Edition of 60
Media Screenprint on Somerset Satin (300gsm) paper
Dimensions 56 x 76cm
Signature Individually signed by artist
Artist Ross Sinclair
Produced for Cove Park

About Cove Park

Cove Park is an international artists’ residency centre located on an outstanding 50-acre rural site overlooking Loch Long on Scotland's west coast. The residency programme supports national and international artists working in all art forms and at every career stage. Artists are given the time, space, freedom and financial support required for research and the development of new work. Cove Park's visual arts programme also commissions new work for presentation on site or for exhibitions with partner venues; the first Cove Park Portfolio (2007) includes limited edition art works and prints from seven leading artists connected to Cove Park and the west coast. 

Scotland + Venice 2019 - the Scottish presentation at the 2019 Venice Biennale - was commissioned and curated by Linsey Young with Cove Park and the commissioned artist, Charlotte Prodger, presented a major new solo exhibition in Venice in 2019. Cove Park celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2020.

About Ross Sinclair

Ross Sinclair was included in DCA's 2001 exhibition Here + Now: Scottish Art 1990 - 2001.

Further information about Sinclair's work can be found here.

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