Drawing Biennial 2019

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 20 February – 26 March · Auction: 11 March 10am – 26 March 9.30pm


Gabriella Boyd


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Chantal Joffe, artist

Year 2018
Medium Watercolour and oil on paper
Dimensions 29.9 x 21.5 cm
Bidding Open Mon 11 March, 2019 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

About the work:

My paintings often depict relationships between figures that seem to oscillate between generous acts and refusal or violence. Are we observing the administering of holistic care or combat? Dance or ritual? Lungs hold on to the outside of their garments, these characters seem to be held in place by the brittle air surrounding them.  

About the artist:

Gabriella Boyd (b.1988, Glasgow) lives and works in London. Studied at Glasgow School of Art (2007-2011) and Royal Academy Schools, London (2014-2017). Boyd was shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize (2016); and was commissioned by the Folio Society to illustrate a new edition of Sigmund Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams (2015). Select solo exhibitions include For Days, Seventeen Gallery, London (2020); Help Yourself, Blain Southern, London (2018). Select group exhibitions include Fragmented Bodies, Albertz Benda, NYC (2020); Silent Tourist, Mackintosh Lane, London (2019); Preparing for what? Josh Lilley, London (2019);The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018); Hypnogogia, Pippy Holdsworth, London (2018); Chumming, PipeFactory, Glasgow (2018); Dreamers Awake, White Cube Bermondsey, London (2017); Royal Academy Schools Show, Royal Academy, London (2017); and So Everyone is Rich Now Apparently, Supplement at 225 Canal St, New York (2017).