Theodore Boyer Biography
Los Angeles-based Theodore Boyer’s works seen at a distance are reminiscent of satellite imagery and foreign landscapes. Up close, however, the tactile quality of the paintings emerges. Recent bodies of work reference the cosmos through hand-dyes, bleach, and acrylic paint on stretched fabrics, blurring the line between the organic and the manufactured. Boyer derives much of his visual inspiration from scientific journals and images generated by NASA. He amalgamates these sources into new configurations with shaped canvases that are based on stitched satellite photographs. Referencing compositions and techniques by Land Artists and Abstract Expressionists before him, Boyer’s process points to the influence of technology without negating the artifice of his canvases as man-made objects.
Theodore Boyer (b. 1983, Seal Beach, CA) completed his BFA in 2012 at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Boyer’s work was recently the subject of a two-person show at Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles (2016) and group exhibitions at Happy Ending, Dallas (2015); _Gallery, Venice Beach (2014); Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton (2012); The Hole Gallery, New York (2012); Fireproof Gallery, New York (2012); and Museo de la Ciudad Mexico, Mexico City (2010). Boyer practiced as an exchange resident at the ZhDK in Zurich in 2011 and completed the Carpe Diem residency in Karela, India in May of 2016. His work has been profiled in Modern Painters, Angeleno Mag, and Forbes. Boyer lives and works in Los Angeles.