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Martin Boyce
b. 1967
Martin BOYCE Within Sight of the Lake 2018 blacken...

Martin BOYCE
Within Sight of the Lake
2018
blackened zinc plated steel, steel chain, painted steel
74 x 43 x 43 inches; 188 x 109.2 x 109.2 cm

 

Martin BOYCE Within Sight of the Lake  2018 D...

Martin BOYCE
Within Sight of the Lake 
2018
Detail

Martin BOYCE Perforated Landscape 6027 2018 Painte...

Martin BOYCE
Perforated Landscape 6027
2018
Painted perforated steel, aluminum, painted and stained steel, painted and stained steel chain
65 3/8 x 43 3/8 x 6 inches; 166 x 110 x 15 cm

 

Permanent Installation, Martin Boyce: Remembered S...

Permanent Installation, Martin Boyce: Remembered Skies, Tate Britain, London, 2018

Martin BOYCE Still Life Landscape with Branches 20...

Martin BOYCE
Still Life Landscape with Branches
2017
Painted steel, chain, dyed fabric tassels, jesmonite, steel, bronze, oiled wood
Dimensions Variable;
29 1/2 x 42 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches; 74.9 x 108.6 x 49.5 cm (table)
58 1/2 x 45 x 13 1/2 inches; 148.6 x 114.3 x 34.3 cm (arm)
31 3/4 x 23 7/8 x 1 3/4 inches; 80.6 x 60.6 x 4.4 cm (frame)
3 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 3/4 inches; 9.5 x 9.5 x 1.9 cm (light switch)

 

Martin BOYCE Dead Star (Reclining) 2017 Painted wo...

Martin BOYCE
Dead Star (Reclining)
2017
Painted wood, painted steel, brass, painted bronze, dyed fabric fringes
26 x 94 3/8 x 35 3/8 inches; 66 x 239.7 x 89.9 cm

 

Martin BOYCE A Marble Heron 2017 jesmonite, steel,...

Martin BOYCE
A Marble Heron
2017
jesmonite, steel, oiled wood
31 7/8 x 24 x 2 inches; 80.8 x 60.8 x 4 cm

 

Martin BOYCE The Hallway and the Rivers Edge 2015...

Martin BOYCE
The Hallway and the Rivers Edge
2015
painted steel, blackened zinc plated steel, galvanized and blackened steel, chain
66 7/8 x 36 5/8 x 18 7/8 inches; 170 x 93 x 48 cm

 

Installation view, Martin Boyce: When Now Is Night...

Installation view, Martin Boyce: When Now Is Night, RISD Museum, Providence, October 2, 2015 — January 21, 2016

Martin BOYCE Against the Night 2013 Perforated ste...

Martin BOYCE
Against the Night
2013
Perforated steel, steel chain, plywood, wood stain, wood oil, galvanized steel, wired electrical lights
58 x 126 x 50 inches; 147.3 x 320 x 127 cm

Martin BOYCE Untitled 2013 steel, paint, rubber, r...

Martin BOYCE
Untitled
2013
steel, paint, rubber, rust, varnish
Green table: 29 1/2 x 20 x 15 3/4 inches; 75 x 51 x 40 cm
Sculpture: 34 x 15 3/4 x 11 inches; 86.5 x 40 x 28 cm

Martin BOYCE Against the Night 2013 Perforated ste...

Martin BOYCE
Against the Night
2013
Perforated steel, steel chain, plywood, wood stain, wood oil, galvanized steel, wired electrical lights
58 x 126 x 50 inches; 147.3 x 320 x 127 cm
DETAIL

Martin BOYCE It's Over and Over 2013 Jesmonite...

Martin BOYCE
It's Over and Over
2013
Jesmonite, steel
table: 29 x 89 x 47 inches; 73.7 x 226.1 x 119.4 cm
mobile approx.  43 x 63 inches; 109.2 x 160 cm

Martin BOYCE It's Over and Over 2013 Jesmonite...

Martin BOYCE
It's Over and Over
2013
Jesmonite, steel
table: 29 x 89 x 47 inches; 73.7 x 226.1 x 119.4 cm
mobile approx.  43 x 63 inches; 109.2 x 160 cm
DETAIL

Martin BOYCE Spiralling Tracks Bored Through Mount...

Martin BOYCE
Spiralling Tracks Bored Through Mountains, Mobile Networks Lost in the Mist
2013
Perforated steel, steel chain, wired electrical lights
installation dimensions variable
6 six sided lanterns, each 14 3/4 x 11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches; 37.5 x 30 x 30 cm
10 four sided lanterns, each 20 5/8 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches; 52.5 x 24 x 24 cm

Martin BOYCE Untitled 2013 steel, paint, rubber, r...

Martin BOYCE
Untitled
2013
steel, paint, rubber, rust, varnish
Green table: 29 1/2 x 20 x 15 3/4 inches; 75 x 51 x 40 cm
Sculpture: 34 x 15 3/4 x 11 inches; 86.5 x 40 x 28 cm
DETAIL

Martin BOYCE Hollow Heights 2011 plywood, brass, a...

Martin BOYCE
Hollow Heights
2011
plywood, brass, and painted steel
overall installed dimensions: 62 1/2 x 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches; 159 x 50 x 40 cm

Martin BOYCE Perforated and Porous (rose) 2010 pai...

Martin BOYCE
Perforated and Porous (rose)
2010
painted steel, fabric
25 1/2 x 28 x 15 inches: 64.8 x 71.1 x 38.1 cm

 

Martin BOYCE Perforated and Porous (sulpher) 2010...

Martin BOYCE
Perforated and Porous (sulpher)
2010
painted steel, fabric
25 1/2 x 32 x 20 1/2 inches; 64.8 x 81.3 x 52 cm

Martin BOYCE Of Kisses (Variations) 2010 jesmonite...

Martin BOYCE
Of Kisses (Variations)
2010
jesmonite and steel
86 1/4 x 61 1/4 x 2 inches; 219 x 155.5 x 5 cm

 

Martin BOYCE Untitled 2010 painted steel 80 3/4 x...

Martin BOYCE
Untitled
2010
painted steel
80 3/4 x 57 x 18 inches; 205 x 144.8 x 45.7 cm

Martin BOYCE Of Inflorescence 2010 jesmonite and s...

Martin BOYCE
Of Inflorescence
2010
jesmonite and steel
43 5/8 x 61 1/4 inches; 110.8 x 155.6 cm

Installation view, Martin Boyce: No Reflections Sc...

Installation view, Martin Boyce: No Reflections Scottish Pavillion, Venice Biennale, June 7 — November 22, 2009 

 

Martin BOYCE Suspended Dream (Broken) 2009 altered...

Martin BOYCE
Suspended Dream (Broken)
2009
altered Eames plywood leg splints, brass, cardboard, chipboard, acrylic paint
28 5/8 x 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches; 72 x 20 x 20 cm (sculpture only)
35 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches; 91 x 24 x 24 cm (plinth only)

Martin BOYCE Suspended Dream (Broken) 2009 altered...

Martin BOYCE
Suspended Dream (Broken)
2009
altered Eames plywood leg splints, brass, cardboard, chipboard, acrylic paint
28 5/8 x 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches; 72 x 20 x 20 cm (sculpture only)
35 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches; 91 x 24 x 24 cm (plinth only)
DETAIL

 Martin BOYCE Some Broken Morning 2008 fluore...

 Martin BOYCE
Some Broken Morning
2008
fluorescent light fixtures
approx. 516 x 684 x 72 inches; 1310.6 x 1737.4 x 182.9 cm
Edition of 3

Martin BOYCE Fear Meets the Soul 2008 steel, powde...

Martin BOYCE
Fear Meets the Soul
2008
steel, powder coated steel, acrylic paint, altered plywood leg splint designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1942
approximately: 88 x 68 x 95 inches; 223.5 x 172.7 x 241.3 cm

Martin BOYCE Ventilation Grills (Our Breath And Th...

Martin BOYCE
Ventilation Grills (Our Breath And This Breeze)
2007
Acid etched brass
5 parts, each 9 x 16 3/4 inches; 23 x 42.5 cm
installation dimensions variable
Edition of 3; 2 APs

Martin BOYCE There is No Outside 2007 painted stee...

Martin BOYCE
There is No Outside
2007
painted steel
17 x 15 x 9 inches; 43 x 38 x 23 cm
(TBG 9704)

Martin BOYCE We Are Part of All of This 2007 galva...

Martin BOYCE
We Are Part of All of This
2007
galvanized steel and cotton fabric
65 x 110 x 24 inches; 165.1 x 279.4 x 61 cm

Martin BOYCE We Make An Unsubstantial Territory (W...

Martin BOYCE
We Make An Unsubstantial Territory (We Appear and Disappear)
2007
20 burnished brass letters, lacquered steel, light fixtures
dimensions variable

Martin BOYCE Fluorescent Sunshine and Shivers 2007...

Martin BOYCE
Fluorescent Sunshine and Shivers
2007
steel, powder coated aluminum, light fixture and spray paint
84 3/4 x 69 1/4 x 59 inches; 215 x 176 x 150 cm

Martin BOYCE Fluorescent Sunshine and Shivers 2007...

Martin BOYCE
Fluorescent Sunshine and Shivers
2007
steel, powder coated aluminum, light fixture and spray paint
84 3/4 x 69 1/4 x 59 inches; 215 x 176 x 150 cm

Installation view Our Love is Like the Flowers, th...

Installation view Our Love is Like the Flowers, the Rain, the Sea and the Hours, Tramway, Glasgow, 2002

Installation view Our Love is Like the Flowers, th...

Installation view Our Love is Like the Flowers, the Rain, the Sea and the Hours, Tramway, Glasgow, 2002

Installation view For 1959 Capital Avenue, Museum...

Installation view For 1959 Capital Avenue, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, 2002

Installation view For 1959 Capital Avenue, Museum...

Installation view For 1959 Capital Avenue, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, 2002

Martin BOYCE Chair Noir 2000 black and white photo...

Martin BOYCE
Chair Noir
2000
black and white photograph
8 1/2 x 10 inches; 21.5 x 25.5 cm
Edition 1 of 10

Martin BOYCE Within Sight of the Lake 2018 blacken...

Martin BOYCE
Within Sight of the Lake
2018
blackened zinc plated steel, steel chain, painted steel
74 x 43 x 43 inches; 188 x 109.2 x 109.2 cm

 

Martin BOYCE Within Sight of the Lake  2018 D...

Martin BOYCE
Within Sight of the Lake 
2018
Detail

Martin BOYCE Perforated Landscape 6027 2018 Painte...

Martin BOYCE
Perforated Landscape 6027
2018
Painted perforated steel, aluminum, painted and stained steel, painted and stained steel chain
65 3/8 x 43 3/8 x 6 inches; 166 x 110 x 15 cm

 

Permanent Installation, Martin Boyce: Remembered S...

Permanent Installation, Martin Boyce: Remembered Skies, Tate Britain, London, 2018

Martin BOYCE Still Life Landscape with Branches 20...

Martin BOYCE
Still Life Landscape with Branches
2017
Painted steel, chain, dyed fabric tassels, jesmonite, steel, bronze, oiled wood
Dimensions Variable;
29 1/2 x 42 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches; 74.9 x 108.6 x 49.5 cm (table)
58 1/2 x 45 x 13 1/2 inches; 148.6 x 114.3 x 34.3 cm (arm)
31 3/4 x 23 7/8 x 1 3/4 inches; 80.6 x 60.6 x 4.4 cm (frame)
3 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 3/4 inches; 9.5 x 9.5 x 1.9 cm (light switch)

 

Martin BOYCE Dead Star (Reclining) 2017 Painted wo...

Martin BOYCE
Dead Star (Reclining)
2017
Painted wood, painted steel, brass, painted bronze, dyed fabric fringes
26 x 94 3/8 x 35 3/8 inches; 66 x 239.7 x 89.9 cm

 

Martin BOYCE A Marble Heron 2017 jesmonite, steel,...

Martin BOYCE
A Marble Heron
2017
jesmonite, steel, oiled wood
31 7/8 x 24 x 2 inches; 80.8 x 60.8 x 4 cm

 

Martin BOYCE The Hallway and the Rivers Edge 2015...

Martin BOYCE
The Hallway and the Rivers Edge
2015
painted steel, blackened zinc plated steel, galvanized and blackened steel, chain
66 7/8 x 36 5/8 x 18 7/8 inches; 170 x 93 x 48 cm

 

Installation view, Martin Boyce: When Now Is Night...

Installation view, Martin Boyce: When Now Is Night, RISD Museum, Providence, October 2, 2015 — January 21, 2016

Martin BOYCE Against the Night 2013 Perforated ste...

Martin BOYCE
Against the Night
2013
Perforated steel, steel chain, plywood, wood stain, wood oil, galvanized steel, wired electrical lights
58 x 126 x 50 inches; 147.3 x 320 x 127 cm

Martin BOYCE Untitled 2013 steel, paint, rubber, r...

Martin BOYCE
Untitled
2013
steel, paint, rubber, rust, varnish
Green table: 29 1/2 x 20 x 15 3/4 inches; 75 x 51 x 40 cm
Sculpture: 34 x 15 3/4 x 11 inches; 86.5 x 40 x 28 cm

Martin BOYCE Against the Night 2013 Perforated ste...

Martin BOYCE
Against the Night
2013
Perforated steel, steel chain, plywood, wood stain, wood oil, galvanized steel, wired electrical lights
58 x 126 x 50 inches; 147.3 x 320 x 127 cm
DETAIL

Martin BOYCE It's Over and Over 2013 Jesmonite...

Martin BOYCE
It's Over and Over
2013
Jesmonite, steel
table: 29 x 89 x 47 inches; 73.7 x 226.1 x 119.4 cm
mobile approx.  43 x 63 inches; 109.2 x 160 cm

Martin BOYCE It's Over and Over 2013 Jesmonite...

Martin BOYCE
It's Over and Over
2013
Jesmonite, steel
table: 29 x 89 x 47 inches; 73.7 x 226.1 x 119.4 cm
mobile approx.  43 x 63 inches; 109.2 x 160 cm
DETAIL

Martin BOYCE Spiralling Tracks Bored Through Mount...

Martin BOYCE
Spiralling Tracks Bored Through Mountains, Mobile Networks Lost in the Mist
2013
Perforated steel, steel chain, wired electrical lights
installation dimensions variable
6 six sided lanterns, each 14 3/4 x 11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches; 37.5 x 30 x 30 cm
10 four sided lanterns, each 20 5/8 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches; 52.5 x 24 x 24 cm

Martin BOYCE Untitled 2013 steel, paint, rubber, r...

Martin BOYCE
Untitled
2013
steel, paint, rubber, rust, varnish
Green table: 29 1/2 x 20 x 15 3/4 inches; 75 x 51 x 40 cm
Sculpture: 34 x 15 3/4 x 11 inches; 86.5 x 40 x 28 cm
DETAIL

Martin BOYCE Hollow Heights 2011 plywood, brass, a...

Martin BOYCE
Hollow Heights
2011
plywood, brass, and painted steel
overall installed dimensions: 62 1/2 x 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches; 159 x 50 x 40 cm

Martin BOYCE Perforated and Porous (rose) 2010 pai...

Martin BOYCE
Perforated and Porous (rose)
2010
painted steel, fabric
25 1/2 x 28 x 15 inches: 64.8 x 71.1 x 38.1 cm

 

Martin BOYCE Perforated and Porous (sulpher) 2010...

Martin BOYCE
Perforated and Porous (sulpher)
2010
painted steel, fabric
25 1/2 x 32 x 20 1/2 inches; 64.8 x 81.3 x 52 cm

Martin BOYCE Of Kisses (Variations) 2010 jesmonite...

Martin BOYCE
Of Kisses (Variations)
2010
jesmonite and steel
86 1/4 x 61 1/4 x 2 inches; 219 x 155.5 x 5 cm

 

Martin BOYCE Untitled 2010 painted steel 80 3/4 x...

Martin BOYCE
Untitled
2010
painted steel
80 3/4 x 57 x 18 inches; 205 x 144.8 x 45.7 cm

Martin BOYCE Of Inflorescence 2010 jesmonite and s...

Martin BOYCE
Of Inflorescence
2010
jesmonite and steel
43 5/8 x 61 1/4 inches; 110.8 x 155.6 cm

Installation view, Martin Boyce: No Reflections Sc...

Installation view, Martin Boyce: No Reflections Scottish Pavillion, Venice Biennale, June 7 — November 22, 2009 

 

Martin BOYCE Suspended Dream (Broken) 2009 altered...

Martin BOYCE
Suspended Dream (Broken)
2009
altered Eames plywood leg splints, brass, cardboard, chipboard, acrylic paint
28 5/8 x 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches; 72 x 20 x 20 cm (sculpture only)
35 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches; 91 x 24 x 24 cm (plinth only)

Martin BOYCE Suspended Dream (Broken) 2009 altered...

Martin BOYCE
Suspended Dream (Broken)
2009
altered Eames plywood leg splints, brass, cardboard, chipboard, acrylic paint
28 5/8 x 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches; 72 x 20 x 20 cm (sculpture only)
35 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches; 91 x 24 x 24 cm (plinth only)
DETAIL

 Martin BOYCE Some Broken Morning 2008 fluore...

 Martin BOYCE
Some Broken Morning
2008
fluorescent light fixtures
approx. 516 x 684 x 72 inches; 1310.6 x 1737.4 x 182.9 cm
Edition of 3

Martin BOYCE Fear Meets the Soul 2008 steel, powde...

Martin BOYCE
Fear Meets the Soul
2008
steel, powder coated steel, acrylic paint, altered plywood leg splint designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1942
approximately: 88 x 68 x 95 inches; 223.5 x 172.7 x 241.3 cm

Martin BOYCE Ventilation Grills (Our Breath And Th...

Martin BOYCE
Ventilation Grills (Our Breath And This Breeze)
2007
Acid etched brass
5 parts, each 9 x 16 3/4 inches; 23 x 42.5 cm
installation dimensions variable
Edition of 3; 2 APs

Martin BOYCE There is No Outside 2007 painted stee...

Martin BOYCE
There is No Outside
2007
painted steel
17 x 15 x 9 inches; 43 x 38 x 23 cm
(TBG 9704)

Martin BOYCE We Are Part of All of This 2007 galva...

Martin BOYCE
We Are Part of All of This
2007
galvanized steel and cotton fabric
65 x 110 x 24 inches; 165.1 x 279.4 x 61 cm

Martin BOYCE We Make An Unsubstantial Territory (W...

Martin BOYCE
We Make An Unsubstantial Territory (We Appear and Disappear)
2007
20 burnished brass letters, lacquered steel, light fixtures
dimensions variable

Martin BOYCE Fluorescent Sunshine and Shivers 2007...

Martin BOYCE
Fluorescent Sunshine and Shivers
2007
steel, powder coated aluminum, light fixture and spray paint
84 3/4 x 69 1/4 x 59 inches; 215 x 176 x 150 cm

Martin BOYCE Fluorescent Sunshine and Shivers 2007...

Martin BOYCE
Fluorescent Sunshine and Shivers
2007
steel, powder coated aluminum, light fixture and spray paint
84 3/4 x 69 1/4 x 59 inches; 215 x 176 x 150 cm

Installation view Our Love is Like the Flowers, th...

Installation view Our Love is Like the Flowers, the Rain, the Sea and the Hours, Tramway, Glasgow, 2002

Installation view Our Love is Like the Flowers, th...

Installation view Our Love is Like the Flowers, the Rain, the Sea and the Hours, Tramway, Glasgow, 2002

Installation view For 1959 Capital Avenue, Museum...

Installation view For 1959 Capital Avenue, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, 2002

Installation view For 1959 Capital Avenue, Museum...

Installation view For 1959 Capital Avenue, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, 2002

Martin BOYCE Chair Noir 2000 black and white photo...

Martin BOYCE
Chair Noir
2000
black and white photograph
8 1/2 x 10 inches; 21.5 x 25.5 cm
Edition 1 of 10

Biography

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. 

 

Winner of the Tate’s 2011 Turner Prize, Boyce was born in Hamilton, Scotland in 1967 and currently lives and works in Glasgow. He attended the Glasgow School of Art, where he received a BA in Environmental Art in 1990 and an MFA in 1997. In 1996, he also studied at California Institute for the Arts in Valencia, CA.

 

In 2009, Boyce represented Scotland at the 53rd Venice Biennale with a solo pavilion presentation entitled No Reflections, which traveled to Dundee Contemporary Arts in Scotland from 2009 to 2010. Other important solo presentations include the artist’s major commission as part of the permanent sculpture program at the List Visual Arts Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA (2011), Martin Boyce and Ugo Rondinone: We Burn, We Shiver at SculptureCenter in New York (2008),  This Place is Close and 

Unfolded at Westfalischer Kunstverein in Munster, Germany (2008), Out of This Sun, Into This Shadow at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, UK (2008), A Lost Cat and Alleyways, Back Gardens, Pools and Parkways at Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève in Switzerland (2007), For 1959 Capital Avenue at Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt (2002), and Our Love is Like the Flowers, the Rain, the Sea and the Hours at Tramway in Glasgow (2002).

 

His work was also included in important group exhibitions including Baltic Presents Turner Prize 2011 at the Baltic Center for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, UK (2011-2012) and Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy, which opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 2010 and traveled to the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, CA, and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, NC through 2012.

 

His work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Tate in London, Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany, Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA, Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, and Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, among other institutions worldwide.

Exhibitions
MARTIN BOYCE: AN INN FOR PHANTOMS OF THE OUTSIDE A...
MOUNT STUART, ISLE OF BUTE, SCOTLAND
MAY 25 — NOVEMBER 18, 2019
Martin Boyce: Hanging Gardens
A4 Art Museum, Chengdu, China
April 27 - July 29, 2018
MARTIN BOYCE: REMEMBERED SKIES
TATE BRITAIN, LONDON
PERMANENT INSTALLATION
Martin Boyce: Sleeping Chimneys. Dead Stars
NEW YORK 521 W 21 STREET
3 May - 16 June 2017
Publications
Martin Boyce: When Now is Night
Princeton Architectural Press and RISD Museum of Art
2015
Manual No.3: Martin Boyce
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Kunstmusem Basel
2015
Martin Boyce: A Partial Eclipse
MACK
2013
Martin Boyce: Daimler Art Collection Artist Book 1
Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Daimler Art Collection
2012
Martin Boyce
JRP|Ringier
2009