Paul BostonStone Clouds
Paul Boston, Painting No. 14 2018, acrylic and charcoal on board, 150 x 150 cm, Courtesy the artist and Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Stone Clouds is a select survey of works spanning Paul Boston’s career from the 1980s to today and unified by his long interest in using abstraction as a way of reflecting upon the interdependence of all things. Boston’s quiet, thoughtful paintings and drawings investigate space, light and materiality. Over time his visual language has slowly transitioned from a type of hieroglyphic vocabulary, through a minimal or reductive phase, to the more complex and layered illusionistic forms of recent times. Throughout he has remained faithful to the proposition that images can operate beyond logical thought and intended meaning.
Paul Boston was born in Melbourne in 1952 and completed his art studies in 1972. He worked as a gardener at Heide for three years, and his discussions with John Reed about art and ideas during that time offered a parallel education. He then travelled extensively through South-East Asia where he developed an interest in Zen philosophy, which is one of a host of subjects that inform his work. Boston lives and works in Melbourne and is represented by Niagara Galleries, with whom he has been exhibiting since 1993.
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