Martin Boyce, ‘Projectile Sun’, 2014, Ingleby Gallery

The ‘Billboard for Edinburgh’ project ran from 2008 - 2016, when the Gallery was situated in its Calton Road premises and transformed a defunct billboard on the end wall of the building. The Billboard installation would change every three months and from each a limited edition print would be published. The list of contributors includes Turner Prize nominees and winners and artists with world renowned reputations alongside emerging talents.
Boyce’s edition ‘Projectile Sun’ originated from a series of photographs the artist took on a airplane several years ago. During the flight, the sun appeared on the bulkhead of the plane, a sphere of light projected through the oval window. Boyce’s resulting abstract photograph is striking – the image somehow manages to be both intrigue and disorientate the viewer at the same time.

Publisher: Ingleby Gallery

About Martin Boyce

Turner Prize winner Martin Boyce says that his work “is all about landscape” and the “collapse of nature and architecture.” In particular, he’s interested in the psychological experience of space, abandoned or abject terrains, and the material manifestations of time. The multimedia installation artist and sculptor borrows the forms of objects found in quotidian indoor and outdoor settings, such as wire gates, lights, trees, benches, tables, and trash bins. Boyce then reduces, skews, and abstracts these shapes such that they feel familiar but are not immediately recognizable. Recurring motifs include wire fences, glyph-like shapes, and alternating use of flowing curves or angular geometry. Since 2005, Boyce has been reworking the image of the famous abstract, cast concrete trees by sculptors Jan and Joel Martel. In tandem with his installations, Boyce has cultivated an immense archive of photographic works detailing images that inform his practice.

Scottish, b. 1967, Glasgow, United Kingdom, based in Glasgow, United Kingdom