Derek Boshier

Plaza

About this artwork

Boshier became well-known for his Pop Art paintings in the early 1960s, but by 1965 had progressed to painting in the geometric style which is associated with Op Art. This shift in style came after the artist had spent a year in India and had become increasingly politically aware. ‘Plaza’ is one of a series of paintings which explore the mechanics of perception by using bright and repeated geometric patterns. The painting uses two shaped canvases with the smaller attached to the front of the larger one with metal struts. The sculptural element of the work prefigured the artist’s move into sculpture shortly after this piece was made.

  • title:
    Plaza
  • accession number:
    GMA 1539
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  • materials:
    Oil on two shaped canvases, attached by metal struts
  • date created:
    1965
  • measurements:
    205.20 x 205.20 cm; 106.00 x 106.00 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1976
  • copyright:
    © Derek Boshier. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Derek Boshier

Derek Boshier