Pauline's gone Digital...(For Pauline Boty) 2011 (detail)
Flowers is pleased to present a collection of Derek Boshier's
most recent paintings titled, Paris France, Paris Texas, Paris
Hilton. This series is a continuation of Boshier's extensive
career, which began with the Pop Art movement in the 1960s and has
endured and evolved over several decades.
With Paris France, Paris Texas, Paris Hilton, Boshier
reconciles the principles of the 1960s Pop Art movement with the
technological realities of the modern era. The series contemporizes
the spirit of the movement by depicting Pop in digital formats. His
self-described "preoccupation with popular culture" is evident in
these works; Boshier's pieces reference icons of the art community
while also engaging with the spectacle of mass media and paparazzi.
The dualities inherent in Boshier's subject matter are evidenced by
his stylistic choices in these paintings. Achieving a state of
organized randomness, subtle grays contrast with the bright
luminosity of iPhone screens on the canvas.