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Martin Boyce is a contemporary British visual artist who was born in 1967. Martin Boyce has had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Sammlung Goetz (Goetz Collection) and at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. Numerous works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'In the Air' sold at Christie's South Kensington 'First Open LDN' in 2014 for $53,008. There have been Numerous articles about Martin Boyce, including 'Scottish artists divided ahead of independence vote' written by Anny Shaw for The Art Newspaper in 2014.
 
 
 

Auction Results

Works at auction, latest auction results, sales and prices of Martin Boyce from auction houses worldwide.

Martin Boyce, WE HAVE BECOME THE AIR NOW
powder coated...
WE HAVE BECOME THE AIR NOW
Lot 353
Sotheby's London
Martin Boyce, In the Air
steel and oil on...
In the Air
Lot 7
Christie's South Kensington
Martin Boyce, BLUE MASK STAND (FOR C)
painted steel
BLUE MASK STAND (FOR C)
Lot 82
Lyon & Turnbull
Martin Boyce, Disappear Here
Lithograph
Disappear Here
Lot 676
Rago Arts and Auction Center
 

Selected Events

Exhibitions, openings, art fairs, auctions and other events for Martin Boyce around the world.

Urban / Suburban - City Art Centre
UK / Edinburgh : Exhibition
City Art Centre
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When Now is Minimal: The Unknown Side of the Goetz Collection - Sammlung Goetz (Goetz Collection)
Germany / Munich : Exhibition
Sammlung Goetz (Goetz Collection)
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Latest News & Articles

In The Press: Latest news, articles and reviews about Martin Boyce from leading publications worldwide.

Scottish artists divided ahead of independence vote
The Art Newspaper / Anny Shaw
As millions of voters living in Scotland prepare to take...
Edinburgh Art Festival: Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, review: 'diverse'
Telegraph / Alastair Sooke
This celebration of Scottish art from the last quarter...
Edinburgh art festival 2014 review – a vintage year
The Guardian / Laura Cumming
Karla Black’s Story of a Sensible Length, 2014 at the...
Artists threaten to boycott Biennale of Sydney
The Art Newspaper / Elizabeth Fortescue
The exhibition’s main sponsor is contracted to provide...
 
 

Martin Boyce was born in 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland, where he continues to live and work. Primarily using sculpture, Boyce engages with the historical legacy of Modernist forms and ideals, assembling paired-down visual elements in order to conjure up the sight of larger environments. His work is endowed with a romantic and melancholic vision of nature, which extends to the city’s built environment. His installations often stage the outside within the gallery space, evoking an entire landscape through a few carefully chosen details, supported by the artist’s singular attention to materials, which include neon lights, wire fencing and ventilation grills. His pieces also reference key element from the Modernist era, such as iconic furniture design and the grid, originally meant to evacuate narrative in favor of utopian and democratic structures. Boyce stages these cultural forms in a literal fashion within his works as a means of exploring their changing social significance over time.

Martin Boyce recently represented Scotland at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009) and had solo exhibitions and projects at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2010), MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (2010), Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich (2010), the SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York (2008). His work has also been shown in numerous museum exhibitions and international events including the 4th Auckland Triennial, Auckland (2010), “ART TLV: The First City-Wide International Contemparay Art Exhibition in Tel Aviv”, Tel Aviv (2008), “Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century” at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2007), Skulptur Projekte Münster 07 (2007), the 7th Shanghai Biennial (2006) and the 9th Lyon Biennial (2004).

Martin Boyce works with The Modern Institute in Glasgow, Johnen and Schottle in Cologne, Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Zurich and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York.

 
 
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