Boyd Webb 2021 Press Release
Februray 4 – March 13, 2021
Boyd Webb was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1947. He studied Fine Arts at Canterbury University in New Zealand and at the Royal College of Art in London. Since 1972 he has lived and worked in London.
“Serendipitous and questioning, puzzling and perverse, Boyd Webb’s photographs move stealthily between illusory construction and two-dimensional fact. They draw on the techniques of scenography and modelmaking, the strategies of staging and display, to create a compressed universe in which human and animal, object and image, set and scenario are made, positioned, captured and dissected. His work is paradigmatic of our current moment in its provocative scrutiny of the codes of vision and narrative – he manipulates both to pose questions about meaning and reality, to test old truths and propose new laws”
Jenny Harper (Boyd Webb, Auckland Art Gallery, 1997)