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Robert Boynes at MAY SPACE

A whole life in a passing moment

“We often make nonverbal observations and judgements about people, situations and even random objects as they pass before us.

“Some of these images may be burned into our memory and reappear as tropes that we recognise 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.”

Robert Boynes is a celebrated Australian artist whose career spans more than 50 years. Boynes has had a long and successful relationship with MAY SPACE, beginning in 1996.

He has works in every major art collection and public gallery across Australia, a number of international institutions, corporate bodies, private collections, and Australian Regional Galleries.



Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm
Sundays, 12pm to 4pm

Wednesday 17 July to Sunday 4 August 2019


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