Martin Boyce (born 1967) is a Scottish sculptor who gets his inspiration from early 20th century modernism.
Martin Boyce’s sculptures, photographs and installations poetically investigate the intersections between art, architecture, design, and nature. Since the beginning of his career, he has incorporated a palette of shapes and forms that frequently recall familiar structures from the built environment – a phone booth, a chain-linked fence, a ventilation grill, to name a few – yet presents them in a way that is entirely new. Collapsing distinctions between past, present, and future, Boyce’s works seem to exist in their own autonomous world, untethered to any fixed time or place.
In 2009, Boyce represented Scotland at the 53rd Venice Biennale with a solo pavilion presentation entitled No Reflections. Boyce won the 2011 Turner Prize for his installation Do Words Have Voices, displayed at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. The installation is a recreation of a park in autumn.
Recently Boyce had his first solo exhibition the Belgium. In the Ghent artspace Convent he presented ‘Just Beyond the Undertow’. Inspired by the specific architecture of the space, the exhibition focuses on a selection of sculptures and installations from 2003-2018, combined with newly produced works.
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