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Picked up a Map in Amarillo (Painting) | Paintings by THEODORE B. BOYER | Soho House West Hollywood in West Hollywood
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Sanded Grout and Airbrush on Canvas in Painted Steel Frame
78.75 x 84.75 Inches, (200.25 x 215.25 CM)

This painting was executed in 2017 and exhibited in a solo presentation titled “MAPS” at Soho House West Hollywood in 2019. Curated by Margot Ross of Show Gallery, Los Angeles, the painting is a work from my ongoing series “GPS Paintings”, which represent aerial views of locations that I have traveled through during my geological survey of the Southwest United States.

Materials - Sanded Grout and Airbrush on Canvas in Painted Steel Frame. GPS paintings are an aerial view map of the artists off road travels through the American Southwest. The title of each piece is in relation to either the physical geography, latitude surrounding the location, town or city name, or prominent geological landmark. The artist films his off road adventure via drone, and uses the still images to inspire these cemented grout on canvas paintings. The grout is applied in several thin layers to build up a topographical texture over the entire surface of the painting. The lines are embossed reliefs applied by hand on top of the already textured canvas, and finally the lines are carefully painted along the edges to mirror a glowing effect found in GPS applications and navigation systems.

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Painter based out of Los Angeles.

A native of Los Angeles who was adopted at birth, Theodore Boyer's painting and sculptural practice navigates a wide range of subjects materials: a formal examination of identity and belonging. A multimedia merger of motifs offers a vehicle for personal revelations via investigations in cartography, astrology, astronomy, anthropology and mysticism. Boyer's research in science—and pseudoscience—provides a narrative framework for further investigations into color: the grounding focus of Boyer’s oeuvre. Dense pigments permeate the backgrounds of Boyer’s paintings in saturated rainbow hues. Alchemical spills, stains and splashes dye the canvas, exposing numerous under-paintings visible through various transparencies. Throughout his paintings and sculpture Boyer nods to abstract expressionism, minimalism and psychedelic graphic art of the 20th century and blends those with imagery and subjects from his own history. Born in 1983—orphaned between the Millennials and Gen X—Boyer’s work reflects that liminal space between the digital and physical planes. In his ongoing series “Rainbow Cataclysm” he grapples with the notion of humanity’s connection to, and disconnection from, nature: a return to earth, after the fall, or maybe just before it.