1980 · United Kingdom
The work of Boo Saville explores the existential question of mortality and the nature of perception. Through large-scale works of heavily layered colourful abstractions and monochromatic figuration, Saville inserts a strong sense of conceptuality to her works. Her black and white paintings reference momentary thoughts whereas her colour fields explore the depth and connection between memory and emotion. By meshing together the emotions of our internal selves and the tangibility of the physical world, Saville’s work creates a reflective experience for the viewer. Saville also creates drawings and prints with a true sense of mastery, adding texture, tone and depth to her work.
Boo Saville was born in Norwich, UK in 1980 and she now lives and works in London. She received a BA from the Slade School of Art in 2000 and in 2007 and 2011 she was nominated for the infamous Sovereign Painting Prize. Saville’s career as an exhibiting solo artist began in 2008 at Martin Summers Fine Art. Her works have been exhibited internationally in institutions such as Studio Visconti in Milan. Saville’s work can be found in a collection at the Museum of New and Old Art in Tazmania. In 2010, Saville was featured in a Vogue special edition titled “British Talent” as well as The Times and The Independent.