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The law of closure / Daniel Boyd
Bib ID 7378457
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Boyd, Daniel, 1982-, artist
 
Edition First edition. 
Description Melbourne, Australia Perimeter Editions, [2015] 
215 pages : chiefly illustrations (some colour) ; 27 cm. 
ISBN 9780987353054
0987353055
Summary

"The majority of discussions surrounding young Sydney-based artist Daniel Boyd’s particular iteration of postcolonialist history painting, video and installation work have centred on the idea of the deletion of information and history, especially in relation to Boyd’s Aboriginal and Vanuatuan heritage. But there is far more to his distinctive pointillist technique, in which he blackens much of the painted surface to leave only a sea of “lenses” that reveal the information beneath, than a simple rumination on erasure. It is no sleight of hand that The Law of Closure, the first book tracing Boyd’s oeuvre, is titled after a Gestalt law. Boyd’s devices are not just about absence, but a kind of psychohistorical ellipsis. The dark matter that enshrouds the flashes of perceptual detail in his works is as much an element of the image as are the landscapes, portraits, reflections and refractions of light that lie amidst and beneath it." --Publisher.

Full contents
  • Introduction: the law of closure / Dan Rule
  • Pointillist observations in notebooks of earth and universe / Bergit Arends
  • The cultural lens / Jarrod Rawlins
  • Conversation / Djon Mundine & Daniel Boyd.
 
Notes

"Perimeter Editions 006."

Title from cover.

Subjects Boyd, Daniel, 1982- -- Catalogs.  |  Boyd, Daniel, 1982-  |  Neo-impressionism (Art) -- Catalogs.  |  Painting, Australian -- 21st century -- Catalogs.  |  Neo-impressionism (Art)  |  Painting, Australian.
Form/genre Catalogs.
Other authors/contributors Rule, Dan  |  Arends, Bergit  |  Rawlins, Jarrod, 1973-  |  Mundine, Djon

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