27 May 2011


Far Left: Robert Boynes, 'Pearl's Lane' 2004, oil on canvas, 120 x 84cm
Left Center: Robert Boynes, 'Escalator' 2008, oil on canvas, 120 x 80cm
Right Center: Robert Boynes, 'Flourescence' 2010, oil on canvas, 120 x 80cm
Far Right: Robert Boynes, 'Streaming' 2010, oil on canvas, 120 x 80cm

Brenda May Gallery is proud to offer four new paintings by Robert Boynes for sale via the stockroom. The earliest of the works, 'Pearl's Lane' is a glimpse of urban details through a veil of hanging ping-pong balls installed at the end of a tiny ally in Melbourne. According to Boynes, "one always sees more than one thing at a time" which is a common trait also found in the two paintings from 2010, 'Flourescence' and 'Streaming'. The brilliant blue canvas 'Flourescence' presents glowing fluorescent light bulbs viewed through a shimmering array of water droplets. Each droplet contains a complete image of the light bulb, bent and refracted through the natural convex lens. The title 'Streaming' references the content of the painting; a stream of DNA coding that was transmitted through a television. In this work, Boynes has combined science and technology to denote the human body which is the subject of the majority of his paintings. The figure dominates the composition of 'Escalator' and the viewer is provided a low vantage point with which to gaze upwards at the man in the painting.

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