Max Boyla

Artist Statement

My practice has developed around the use of the ready-made, specifically, found objects encountered within the city. I'm particularly drawn to culturally redundant objects and the detritus from everyday life. Objects are chosen for their aesthetic quality and for their potential to be re-appropriated within a different context. The ideas within my practice often come from playful experimentation: looking at how meaning shifts as objects are put into dialogue with each other.

Themes of life and death are explored through the choice of materials, selected for their ability to develop narratives that reflect often visually bittersweet images.

I work in both two and three dimensions. The context is subjective and the truths that people seek in the work are open to debate as interpretations are extracted from mere illusion.