Lithograph on Somerset Satin white 300gsm.
60 x 40 cm [23.6 x 15.7 in].
Edition of 30 works, signed and numbered recto.
About the work
Gabriella Boyd’s lithograph, just as in her abstract and figurative paintings, invites us to draw connections between forms, symbols and brush marks.
Boyd’s edition, entitled Solution, portrays two figures seeping into their surroundings. The room, bathed in yellow liquid or evening light, takes on an anatomical glow which dissolves body and space. Boyd’s paintings often depict relationships between characters that seem to oscillate between generous acts and refusal or violence. Are we observing the administering of holistic care or combat, dance or ritual?
This soft liquid room is punctured by three dark scored marks; a cane or instrument on the table, a belt and a doorway. These objects cut through the pictorial space, whether symbolic violent acts or solid forms, keeping the scene from the point of disintegration.
The process of lithography demands a particular focus on layering of imagery and colour, where layers can accumulatively build or disrupt the narrative.
About the artist
Gabriella Boyd (born 1988, Glasgow) makes abstract and figurative paintings often concerned with ‘celebrating futile attempts at communication in human relations’. They often depict relationships between characters that seem to oscillate between generous acts and refusal or violence. Boyd studied at Glasgow School of Art (2007-2011) and Royal Academy Schools, London (2014-2017) and was shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize in 2016. She lives and works in London.
Help Yourself, Blain|Southern, London, 2018; Dreamers Awake, White Cube Bermondsey, 2017; Royal Academy Schools Show, 2017; Everyone is Rich Now Apparently, Supplement at 255 Canal St, NYC, 2017; Gabriella Boyd & Marco Giordano, Art Park, Glasgow International, 2016; John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2016; East London Painting Prize, Nunnery Gallery, London, 2014.
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