Lithograph on Somerset Satin white 300gsm
60 x 40 cm [23.6 x 15.7 in]
Edition of 30, signed and numbered recto.
Produced by the artist and Paupers Press
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.
Whitechapel Gallery editions are generously donated by the artists. All proceeds from the sale of these works directly support our exhibition and education programmes. As is traditional in editions publishing, prices will rise as an edition starts to sell out.
The price shown includes VAT, taxes will be calculated at checkout.
Works can be purchased with Own Art, allowing you to spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months, completely interest free.
Typical 0% APR. Subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Whitechapel Gallery is a licensed broker of Own Art loans. Registered address: Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX.
We work with contemporary conservation framers Frame London to provide the best framing options for your edition. Contact us for more information.