Alexander Boynes is a Canberra based artist who has “always been interested in capturing …movement and dynamism in the body.” This dynamism is achieved through the use of sharp linear patterns within figures and a palette of strong bright colours which allows the image to appear to leap out of its aluminium frame. Another characteristic of Boynes’ work is the fluoro paint that he applies to the back of the work which when hung appear to glow on the wall, similar to that of a neon sign. His recent work has evolved from periods spent working and researching two collaborative projects. The first of which is Arnhembrand, an art, science and stories project that promotes the objectives of healthy country and communities in the Djelk Indigenous Protected Area in Arnhemland. The second project is PRAXIS; a multi-disciplinary art collective Alexander established with dancer/choreographer Laura Boynes, and cellist/composer Tristen Parr in 2013. This collaboration aims to explore the link between visual art, performance, and sound. Alexander is a creative thinker who views the world through a strong and defined social conscience reflecting deeply on our country’s shared past. These views, combined with the many disciplines he works with, inform and reflects Alexander’s contemporary and unique art practice.
Alexander graduated from the Australian National University School of Art with Honours in Gold and Silversmithing in 2004 and in 2005 his work was exhibited at “Talente”, Munich Art Fair, Germany. He held his first solo exhibition in 2009 in Canberra and, since then, he has exhibited extensively in both solo and group exhibitions around Australia. Alexander is an experienced arts administrator and curator and has also curated many shows through his work at the Canberra Contemporary Art Space.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that Alexander's works may contain images of deceased persons.