Paul Boston (Born 1952)
ink and gouache on paper
75 x 107cm
signed reverse upper left
Exhibited: Paul Boston – Works on Paper 1982-1986, Deutscher Gertrude Street, Melbourne in association with Tony Oliver, 1988, Cat no.20
0419 540 162
Paul Boston's abstract forms and patterns are thoughtfully drawn, lines exude a strength and calmness born of his musing on the question of 'being'. His works are described as combining the contemplative and the active; "they seem still and at the same time highly energised. Viewers often observe that a work never stops moving, folding and unfolding." In Moon 1985, he deals on one level with the affinity he feels for nature but nullifies a purely romantic statement by endowing the image with humour. His work rewards the viewer many times over with its meditative nature.
After graduating from art school in Melbourne in 1972 Paul Boston spent a number of years travelling. It was during this time that he developed an ongoing interest in Zen philosophy.
Paul Boston is the recipient of many prizes and his abstract paintings and drawings feature in the collections of all major Australian public galleries and a number of important private and corporate collections throughout the world.