The Inward Journey
Alice Boyle, artist, and co-originator of the world famous, 'Graffiti project', at Kelburn Castle in Scotland 2007, is proud to launch her fourth solo show in London at the Bedfordbury Gallery, running from the 15th - 21st of May 2012.
As part of the exhibitions concept, Alice has five people of extremely different interests naming each of her paintings. These titles will be displayed anonymously next to each image, potentially making the show interactive, and, encouraging discussion. Titling the paintings will be: Christopher Balfour, former head of Christies Europe for 5 years, Dr Oliver Jackson who has little experience of the art world, Elisa Segrave, the renowned author of, 'The Diary of a Breast', Ruby and Chilli Holt, sisters of ages 6 and 8 working together and Alice herself. Click here for additional Information
'The Inward Journey', is a new collection of mixed media paintings, which are inspired by Alice's continuing interest in the power of myth and dreams, the use of textures and contrasts and the search for individual wholeness through religion, mythology and art.
Carl Gustav Jung once said that there were things in his dreams that came from somewhere beyond himself, 'The Collective Unconscious', which he claimed held the entire psychic heritage of mankind. Alice's practice explores this belief and questions the importance of myth to humankind in the demythologized world we now inhabit.
Alice believes that, by using textures and contrasts within her work, heightens ones senses and makes one more in tune with their psyche, encouraging a deeper engagement with each piece. Her paintings are created in the image of how dreams are made; Objects and images from the material world, mixed with the deepest desires and fears of the human, entangled with elements from the subconscious. Alice loosely plans her paintings letting them be experimental and surprising, developing through a layering technique with plaster and colour, building identity in the process.
Alice permeates movement and rhythm into her work, sometimes playing with poignant symbols and colours yet chooses not to relay scenes from old mythological imagery. 'I want to touch upon the atmosphere of stories and dreams, creating vignettes of living fantasy worlds, which may act as catalysts for the imagination. My work stresses the value of the human imagination and fantasy, which I believe should not be seen as merely fictitious but taken seriously as a metaphor for reality.
8 Opinions where posted
by Isabel glasgow 20.04.12 13:21
Alice Boyle's paintings are original and striking and display her huge creativity. I look forward to seeing them at the exhibition.Report this opinion as offensive
Exciting new work
by Dorothy Bruce 20.04.12 14:04
I am looking forward to seeing the exciting new work by Alice Boyle. The work shows confident development from her previous exhibitions. Style, colour, texture, and imagination in abundance.
Great feeling for colour and graphic line
by Elisabeth Leigh 20.04.12 14:06
Alice Boyle shows great confidence in her medium and her work is wonderfully decorative.Report this opinion as offensive
by Duncan Simpson 20.04.12 18:05
I've seen several exhibitions by Alice Boyle already and look forward to this one. It is fascinating to watch how her art develops and her skill grows.Report this opinion as offensive
vibrant and fun
by Christine Steverson 21.04.12 19:52
having just browsed through Alice's website I am excited about this work it looks full of vibrancy and depth. I am sure this is going to be an exhibition full of life and fun.Report this opinion as offensive
Imaginative and innovative
by Miriam David 22.04.12 20:03
Promises to be even better than last year's excellent show. I am looking forward to it.Report this opinion as offensive
Vivacious, vibrant and vivid
by calum pretsell 24.04.12 0:43
Having been afforded the opportunity to view a selection of Alice's work in the flesh, the combination of texture, colour and shade becomes wonderfully apparent; I'm looking forward to seeing the full collection on display!Report this opinion as offensive
Texture and imagination
by Ruth Madigan 01.05.12 17:37
I'd love to see this exhibition. The few works by Alice that I have already seen were really impressive. Fantastic imagery and textures you want to examine closely. I'm sure her new work will be equally interesting.Report this opinion as offensive