Robert Boynes at MAY SPACE

A whole life in a passing moment, 2019

Robert Boynes' illustrious five-decade-long career has seen his works held in major collections and national international arts institutions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the NGA, NGV, AGNSW, AGSA, TAS Museum, QAG, Australian War Memorial, Australia Council and Artbank in Australia.

Art Exhibition previously on at MAY SPACE in Waterloo precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 17 July 2019 to Sunday 04 August 2019
Launch Saturday 20 July 2019, 3pm-5pm

Monument image

Published by MAY SPACE on Saturday 29 June 2019.
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’We often make nonverbal observations and judgements about people, situations and even random objects as they pass before us.

Some of these image may be burned into our memory and reappear as tropes that we recognised and repeat. They may be a pattern of habits or even personal taste – as in my case. I search for the drama of that moment or the stillness of another, which I find compelling in my ordinary life.

Some of these works focus on the private and domestic, a reflection on internal thoughts and local matters. Others are more global in nature, portraying large scale social and environmental events. The pairing of these two positions place the works into a global context. These paintings stay with us as flashes of memory, like rapid bursts of light that resonate after our eyes are closed. Mysteries remain. ’


409b George Street Waterloo NSW Australia 2017