Black Telephone (Dreaming)
Patinated steel, etched and painted aluminum, painted silicone molded vacuum cast resin, coiled cable
221 x 166 x 11 cm / 87 x 65 3/8 x 4 3/8 in
© Martin Boyce
Martin Boyce’s work has a dark, pensively poetic undertone that augurs the end of an era. And not just the end of the 20th-century avant-garde, whose dreams and triumphs still echo in our present, but also the end of our very own time. Where the spirit of “form follows function” can be said to blow through his sculptures, drawings, and photographs, quiescent allusions to nature, poetry, and film noir are like shadows lingering over them. A sense of transience and abandonment inhabits Boyce’s work, giving it a romantic touch.