Daniel Boyd: The Floating Forest - Art Collector

Daniel Boyd, Untitled, 2017, oil and archival glue on canvas, 193.5 x 302 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

Floating Forest, is from the description of Captain Bligh’s ship ‘Providence’, upon its arrival at Port Royal in Jamaica (1793). Laden with two thousand one hundred twenty-six Breadfruit and other spice and dye plants from Asia and the Pacific (mainly Otaheite -Tahiti). The luscious green landscape of breadfruit tells the story of the people in the South Pacific and the Caribbean. Breadfruit later became the staple food for slaves in the tea-trade and sugar cane industry in Jamaica. Boyd's work investigates the theme of heritage and lost stories of the colonial period. His technique is inspired by Matisse, Picasso and primitivism in the modernist aesthetic. He uses “dots” characteristic of the Aboriginal painting movement of 1970s, Papunya Tula, which undoubtedly recalls the optical Impressionist and Pointillist research of the 19th century.

Exhibition Opens: 6pm-8pm, Thursday 22 June 2017
Exhibition closes: 22 July 2017
Location: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington, NSW, 2021
Contact: +61 2 9331 1919
Email: oxley9@roslynoxley9.com.au

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