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Jim PATTISON Born 1955 -

Biography

In June 1999 Jim Pattison was diagnosed as having renal failure, he subsequently underwent Continual Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis until he received a kidney transplant in July 2002. As he underwent the long process of diagnosis, dialysis and transplantation, Pattison became aware of a need to use his visual creativity to make sense of his experiences and the complex medical terminology used to describe his condition.


Over the last decade Pattison's work has concentrated on using digital technology to manipulate images and information. Creating work that encourages us to consider the perceptual processes which allow us to mentally re-interpret two-dimensional images as three-dimensional forms. Pattison's latest series Translations, continues this investigation, only the source material is gathered from his medical records and experiences of dialysis and transplantation.


Pattison was born in Dundee in 1955. From 1973-1974 he studied Architecture, Duncan of Jordanstone Art College and then went on to complete a Diploma of Drawing and Painting, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art with his Post -Graduate Diploma, Drawing and Painting, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art 1978-1979. He currently teaches part- time at Duncan of Jordanstone College, University of Dundee. He is the recipient of many awards including the Carnegie Trust Award in 2000 and his work features in the Collections of; Scottish Equitable, Standard Life Assurance Company, Dundee Museum and Art Gallery, Greater Glasgow Health Board, Gullbenkian Society / Paintings in Hospitals. Aberdeen Hospitals Collection, Project Keleia,Slovenia, University of Dundee. Dundee City Council and Abertay University, Dundee.


Digital prints are original artwork and other source material (e.g. photographs) which are combined and manipulated through the use of digital technology, to create a new image. This new original image can be printed in different ways, e.g. transferring the image to another traditional print process or by using new technology, such as pictrography, which allows the material to be printed on photographic paper or as with this print, watercolour paper.


Purchased with assistance from the National Fund for Acquisitions administered with Government funds by the National Museum of Scotland.