Derek Paul Boyle LA based

Shout at me derekpaulboyle@gmail.com

I am into visual contradictions, objects as events, and incompatible states of the self. In a wavering step between angst and serenity, fear and pleasure, I want to give form to anxiety, a shape to tension. I propose an exploration of personal exposure – a record of work that explores the fragment as metaphor, the use and abuse of the body, and the framing of ideas through the tradition of the absurd.

BA Emerson
MFA RISD








drag painting (sunset boulevard)
dragged stretched canvas, 30" x 48"

inside
empty black trash bag gilded on the inside

clean painting
antibiotic ointment on wall, 18" x 24"

dress shirt
white collar shirt, band-aids

dress shirt leftovers
endura metallic archival print, 1 of 1, 20" x 30"

mouth piece
bit clay

drag painting (santa monica boulevard)
dragged stretched canvas, 18" x 24"

photograph between a rock and a hard place
dye infused aluminum print, 1 of 1, 30" x 20"

night blind
endura metallic archival print, 1 of 1, 20" x 30"

wall fan
fan on high facing wall

one
one blade of grass in a field painted emerald green

street hug
street hug

photographs of nothing every minute
canon rebel, cf card, tripod, intervalometer, black velvet

surface
text documentation of performance

two nudes
empty cans of slightly different flesh tints

welcome
welcome mat placed at a wall

milk painting
milk container filled with latex enamel that has been matched to the exact color of the milk it replaced

drag painting (la river)
dragged stretched canvas, 36" x 48"

tissue versus towel
tissue, towel

decoration
removed a picture of flowers from a hotel room wall and replaced it with a used towel

tinfoil camera
endura metallic archival print, 1 of 1, 20" x 30"

being and nothingness
sarte's "being and nothingness" in a bag attached to a ceiling

washed blinds
endura metallic archival print, 1 of 1, 20" x 30"

boots and pillows
dirty boot, torn pillow, canvas print, 1 of 1, 20" x 30"

real fake leaf
endura metallic archival print, 1 of 1, 20" x 30"

pillow in chains
pillow, pillowcase, chains, masterlock

shirt on drawer
endura metallic archival print, 1 of 1, 20" x 30"

pink grip pipe
acrylic handprints on copper pipe

over & under
overexposed polaroid next to an underexposed polaroid

seated chair
endura metallic archival print, 1 of 1, 20" x 30"

excess
spackling paste, hole in wall

chopped axe
axe

cleaned up painting
acrylic, sponge

at rest
a single down feather at rest between two cinder blocks

action painting
enamel on brush on canvas

five sketchbooks full of imperfect lines
graphite, sketchbooks

documentation
documentation of a shadow documenting an empty gallery wall

plant planted
plant, small garden in baltimore, md

dolly dollar
dolly, dollar

hammered insulation
hammer head buried in pink insulation

blank
blank canvas on canvas

bandaged shovel
endura metallic archival print, 1 of 1, 20" x 30"

hand painting
hand painted with flesh tint acrylic paint

wrong way key
key, cyanoacrylate, polymercaptan resin, metal doorknob

floral plant
floral fabric covering an outdoor plant

tied up painting
rope, canvas

russell knife
knife hilt attached to bertrand russell's history of western philosophy

crushed buckets
buckets, 11" x 15" dye infused aluminum print, tarp

the best branch
the best branch in an oak display case with red velvet lining

<preclude
dictionary with everything ripped out except the definition of preclude

search
a google maps search for meaning

two mirrors
two mirrors reflecting each other

concrete letter
endura metallic archival print, 1 of 1, 20" x 30"

pencil and paper
pencil and paper ground up together

butter knife
butter

boots and dirt
boots, shovel, 12" x 18" endura archival print, dirt

suitcase vent
suitcase made in 1914 mounted on ceiling, vent

lock down
locked door handle installed in ground
austin, tx

mirror step
endura metallic archival print, 1 of 1, 20" x 30"

phthalo blue punch
acrylic on wall

fork spooning
endura metallic archival print, 1 of 1, 20" x 30"

grass knuckles
endura metallic archival print, 1 of 1, 30" x 20"

web page
html

bedding
stretched canvas pillow with unstretched canvas blanket

fist projection
closed fist projected on an open hand

before and after
inkjet prints

tinfoil punch
dye infused aluminum print, 1 of 1, 20" x 30"

sponges mud wrestling
sponges, mud

empty either way
empty closed box, empty open box

tissue door
door knob, tissue

leather jacket for rotting trash
endura metallic archival print, 1 of 1, 20" x 30"

took the edge off
sheet of watercolor paper missing a clean edge

broken under normal
mirrors, screws

macbook pro tombstone
macbook pro stuck in the ground to mark the death of its logic board buried below

exposed wall
frame, exposed wall

an idea in the middle of the woods
spray paint, the woods

spiced skull
dye infused aluminum print, 1 of 1, 11" x 14"

trash
trash bag, trash can

burnt
burnt 4" x 6" inkjet print

the point
endura metallic archival print, 1 of 1, 20" x 30"

stuck in a corner
chair attached to the floor with polymercaptan resin in a corner

nail nailing nail
nails, plywood

black and white
enamel paint on a wall

rewound
a roll of duct tape unwound and then rewound as quickly as possible


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