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Martin BOYCE Concrete Leaves  (2006)

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Open-edition heliogravure on thick white paper. Signed in pencil lower right. In very good condition - a wonderful contemporary print by Martin Boyce who won the Turner Prize 2011

Boyce's discovery of a photograph of four concrete trees made by the French artists Joël and Jan Martel in for the famous exhibition of decorative arts held in Paris in 1925 has become the defining point for the future development of his artistic output. He has since gone on to create his own versions of these modernist sculptures, identifiable in his installation based-work. A further derivative of the Martels’ cubist-inspired interpretations of nature is a grid template from which Boyce formed his own modernist typography. These angular letters feature often in his work and allow Boyce to cultivate his interest in language and narrative. This print features the text 'Concrete Leaves', the letters of which are made up from this grid pattern

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