Martin Boyce (b.1967) lives and works in Glasgow.
Boyce’s work, which often takes the form of atmospheric sculptural installations, takes its inspiration from modernist design and architecture. In particular, Boyce has cited the discovery of a photograph of four concrete trees made by Joel and Jan Martel for the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arte Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris as a defining point in the development of his artistic practice. This discovery encouraged Boyce to explore a new visual language of geometric shapes and letters.
In 2009, Boyce represented Scotland at the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and two years later he won the prestigious Turner Prize.
Recent exhibitions have included the 2014 Sydney Biennale and David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2013). Between June and November 2014, Boyce was exhibited at the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh as part of the nationwide GENERATION project.