Robert Boyd

Artist Statement

"I am a mixed media artist focused on non objective abstract painting incorporating a broad range of mediums, including found objects. I often combine panels of predetermined sizes to create juxtaposition paintings in an attempt to form relationships between seemingly disparate materials and colors.

My paintings are usually undertaken detached from preconceived ideas of the finished piece. I typically begin by building surface texture through scarification, impulsive mark making, and then layers of transparent color. Gradually I begin to obscure legible parts of the painting while simultaneously excavating layers resulting in controlled, and sometimes accidental discoveries. This process of adding and subtracting exposes some underlying marks while concealing others; often revealing ambiguous forms cloaked in emotive, translucent layers.  

I am inspired by memories of nature, water, landscape, and surfaces marked by the hand of chance and indelible passage of time." - Robert Boyd