GABRIELLA BOYD

Boyd focuses on a merging of private and public spaces in her works. The tight theatrical settings invite the viewer to explore the space, leaving the private emotions of the characters in the full glare of exposure.

She builds up these paintings of imagined locations in layers, pushing the boundaries of perceived space with no clear direction of where it will end up. 

These layers could represent different frames of time times or just separate spaces within the one frame of the canvas. The characters exist on separate planes; presented in different states of mind and different ways of being. 

Through this process tension between figures and objects evolve. The tension between the figures implies a narrative without resolving it.

Her paintings stand between something light and playful and something more disturbing.  The melancholic or erotic undercurrent is balanced with an overt playfulness presented through bold pattern and colours.

 
Man Walking Towards a Bit of Red 2011 Oil on canvas 51.1 x 61.8 in. (130 x 157 cm) GBO0001

Man Walking Towards a Bit of Red
2011
Oil on canvas
51.1 x 61.8 in. (130 x 157 cm)
GBO0001