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ROBERT BOYNES Five Decades 11 to 29 July 2017


ROBERT BOYNES Five Decades 11 to 29 July 2017

Robert Boynes’s art practice has seen an active five decades with physical moves across national and international boarders, transformations in thematic content and shifts in overall aesthetic. Five Decades will travel from his 1960s and 1970s neo-pop pieces that reflect his time in London and a fascination with the trendy capitalist culture and swinging ’60s; via his thick, painterly canvases portraying massive desolate, drowning cities that were created in Australia, but inspired by Los Angeles; to his multi-layered screen print/painting interventions of topographical cities and crowds in the 1990s and intimate contemplations of city life, social commentary, surveillance and human existence in the later years. This exhibition will explore Boynes’s conceptual and visual evolution throughout these decades through a curated selection of paintings chosen from his studio. Work by Boynes is held in every major art collection across Australia and this show will feature companion pieces, forerunners and alternate versions to these acquisitions as well as work that has never previously been exhibited in Australia. Five Decades coincides with Modern Times, an in-depth survey show of Boynes’s work from 2000 onward from 22 June to 13 August at ANU Drill Hall Gallery in Canberra.


Robert Boynes, Fluoro Bicycle 1968 synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 91 x 121cm


Robert Boynes, Leisure Machinery 1 1968 synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 154 x 121cm


Robert Boynes, North Africa Journey 1968 synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 120 x 120cm


Robert Boynes, The Morals of Money 1974 acrylic on canvas, 130 x 113cm


Robert Boynes Unknown Title 1978 acrylic on canvas 180 x 81.5cm


Robert Boynes, City Square 2 1979 acrylic on canvas, 77 x 258cm


Robert Boynes Staircase III 1980 acrylic on canvas 183 x 92cm


Robert Boynes Towers of Silence 1989 acrylic on canvas 275 x 173cm


Robert Boynes Sydney Tower 1989 oil on canvas 214 x 120cm


Robert Boynes, Highrise Boogie Woogie 1990 oil on canvas, 45 x 35cm


Robert Boynes, Memory - Desert Exit 1991 oil on canvas, 189 x 244cm


Robert Boynes, Point of Saturation 1993 acrylic on canvas, 80 x 164cm


Robert Boynes, Black Rain - Chromatic Scan 1995 acrylic on canvas, 236 x 163cm


Robert Boynes, Martin Place - Summer 2 2003 acrylic on canvas, 120 x 150cm


Robert Boynes, The Delay 2 2003 acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120cm


Robert Boynes, Tracer 2008 acrylic on canvas, timber - triptych, 120 x 227cm


Robert Boynes, Lazer 2009 acrylic on canvas, 120 x 150cm


Robert Boynes, Infinite Red 2017 acrylic on canvas - diptych, 120 x 270cm


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Robert Boynes - Five Decades  

Robert Boynes's art practice has seen an active five decades with physical moves across national and international boarders, transformations...

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