This Picture is Framed (one only)
Framed Size: 106cm H x 78cm W
Limited Edition: Certificate Included, 17/95
The sheer scale of the Central African landscape, experienced by Graham Boyd during a two year stay in what was then Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in the early 1950s had a profound impact on his perception of space and its representation.
Having studied illustration he began to evolve first into a figurative and landscape painter only to become increasingly aware of form and colour as expressive means in their own right. Inevitably he was drawn to 20th century modernism and the pragmatic development of Piet Mondrian's early abstraction.
Once back in the UK, he lived and worked in near derelict studios in Bushey, Hertfordshire that had been built by Sir Hubert von Herkomer R. A. in the 1890s for his followers and former students. The huge skylight leaked but gave the interior its stunning luminosity, which along with space and off the beaten track feel, made it an ideal working 'For the past four decadesenvironment. He soon arrived at a form of abstraction which owed its origins to the repetitive mark-making of the Impressionists as well as the plus/minus glyphs and ciphers in Mondrian's Pier and Ocean series.