Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Martin Boyce In Focus A closer look at Turner Prize 2011 nominee Martin Boyce

Martin Boyce's work draws on a wide range of influences, as much from the fields of architecture and design as that of art. His Turner Prize exhibition, evocative of a park landscape, contains a myriad of references to icons of Modernism: this is seen nowhere more clearly than in the centrepiece of the installation, a library table which was inspired by those designed by Jean Prouvé for the Maison de l’Etudiant in Paris. But to this quote, Boyce adds a further reference in the form of a hanging mobile, immediately evocative of work by Modernist artists such as Alexander Calder. The intricate handcrafted detail of the installation's focal piece reveals the in-depth research into the history of design which underlies this piece and the scholarly nature of Boyce's artistry.  more.....

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