15 August - 3 September 2013
about the exhibition
Jamie Boyd is a painter and printmaker with a great family inheritance. He is highly regarded as a painter of the landscape and the figure, constantly challenging and redefining his knowledge of art through experimentation and play. In this intimate exhibition, Jamie brings together a selection of works on paper that predominantly explore figures in interiors. Using a range of techniques and media – from oil, ink and watercolour on paper through to monoprints and oil on copper – Jamie depicts images of nudes and captures conversations of men and women in cafes as well as individuals left alone with their thoughts in crowded environments. Using both vibrant and subdued colours and expressive gestural lines, these works reflect a strong European tradition whilst conveying the individual strength of an artist still very connected with the Australian landscape.
Born in Melbourne, Jamie moved to London with his family as a young boy. At the age of seventeen he began painting full-time in London and held his first Australian exhibition in 1966 at the Bonython Galleries in Adelaide. Since then, he has exhibited regularly in Australia in addition to showing his work in England, Italy, Germany and Holland. Jamie Boyd’s work is represented in collections including Artbank, University of South Australia, University of Western Australia, Parliament House Art Collection and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.