Over the years, Boyd has questioned and challenged the preexisting romanticist notions behind the colonial history of Australia, seeking to restore the perspectives often overlooked in hegemonic historical discourse. The show presents the artist’s new paintings that reflect his artistic practice of reconsidering the world’s order across different temporalities and borders.
Stemming from the words of the French philosopher Édouard Glissant, “The experience of the abyss is inside and outside of the abyss,” the exhibition comprises of new paintings that oscillate between the dualities of light and darkness, knowledge and ignorance, information and non-information. The artist, who continuously explores the ways in which we understand the universe, emphasizes the significance of plurality in the collective consciousness of humanity. Hence, he raises awareness to the fact that history is a subjective narrative as he persistently cross-examines Eurocentric thoughts and perspectives.