Martin Boyle

Join artists from our exhibition Home: Being and Belonging in Contemporary Ireland to discover more about their work and artistic practice in this free, online series of talks.

Martin Boyle is a conceptual artist whose work includes installation, sculpture, photography, video, and site-specific pieces. Influenced by ideas of uncertainty expressed in both euphoric and dark Romanticism, he explores contradictions in human thoughts, looking at our relationship between order and chaos, humanity and nature, idealism and reality. The work oscillates between private and public spaces appropriating found images and objects. There is an instability in his artwork, which leaves the works open-ended and capable of assuming different meanings.

Boyle lives and works in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He graduated with a MFA from the University of Ulster and is a current recipient of the ACES award with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland which cumulated in a solo exhibition at MCAC, Portadown. He has exhibited in galleries across Ireland and UK, as well as Madrid, Berlin, New York, Tokyo, Taiwan and Indonesia. His recent solo exhibitions include shows at MCAC, Portadown; Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda; Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast; Art Centre Ongoing, Tokyo; and Ulster Museum, Belfast.

Online talk 

1-2pm, 20 October 2021
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