Travis Boyer - Ballet Boys
Travis Boyer
Ballet Boys
Cyanotype on Silk with Embroidery
2014
22 x 22 inches
Travis Boyer - Native Funk
Travis Boyer
Native Funk
Cyanotype on Silk with Embroidery
2014
24 x 18 inches
Donnie & Travis - My Experience Thus Far
Travis Boyer
My Experience Thus Far
Cyanotype on Silk with Embroidery
2008
26 x 38 inches

Attributed to Donnie & Travis

Donnie & Travis - Memory Rendering
Travis Boyer
Memory Rendering
Cyanotype on Silk with Embroidery
2008
26 x 38 inches

Attributed to Donnie & Travis

Travis Boyer - Birch Bender
Travis Boyer
Birch Bender
Cyanotype on Silk with Embroidery
2008
24 x 20 inches

Attributed to Donnie & Travis

Travis Boyer - Plant that Stops Bleeding
Travis Boyer
Plant that Stops Bleeding
Cyanotype on Silk with Embroidery
2007
33 x 20 inches

Attributed to Donnie & Travis.

Donnie & Travis - The Galatea Effect
Travis Boyer
The Galatea Effect
Cyanotype on Silk with Embroidery
2008
33 x 66 inches

Attributed to Donnie & Travis

Travis Boyer - Argyria
Travis Boyer
Argyria
Cyanotype on Silk with Embroidery
2008
27 x 22 inches

Attributed to Donnie & Travis.

Travis Boyer | Estrella Del Mar
Travis Boyer
Estrella Del Mar
Cyanotype on Silk with Embroidery
2006
27 1/2 x 35 inches

Attributed to Donnie & Travis.

Travis Boyer - Duerme Encima de Mi
Travis Boyer
Duerme Encima de Mi
Cyanotype on Silk
2007
27 x 23 Inches

Attributed to Donnie & Travis

Travis Boyer - Bowl Cut Bathhouse
Travis Boyer
Bowl Cut Bathhouse
Cyanotype on Silk with Embroidery
2014
22 x 22 inches

Travis Boyer, having collaborated with Donnie Cervantes, produces unique works that ingeniously incorporate figurative photographic work, silk and cashmere embroidery, and dying techniques. Photographs are first taken, they are printed on silk using a reverse cyanotype process, and then an embroidered design is added with a color dye on the cyanotype photograph. The artists merge the mechanical process of photography with the handmade processes of dying and embroidery. Though the work is based on photography, the handmade additions lend a painterly quality, as well as a fantastic aesthetic, to the composition. Subject matter also plays a role in the magic of the image lending a feeling of otherworldly mystery depicting mostly solitary individuals in ethereal and metaphysical landscapes seemingly referring to a kind of loss of innocence. The work investigates a unique territory within the processes of the mechanical and the handmade, creating an amalgam of mediums that treads a beautifully distorted line between portraiture and allegory.

Travis Boyer was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1979. He is a New York based artist who holds an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School for Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. He has exhibited at Participant Inc., New York; John Connelly Presents, New York; Evas Arche, New York; Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn; SOMA Arts, San Francisco; Galleria Glance, Torino, Italy; Piso 51, Mexico City; Kunstverein, Amsterdam; and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. He was awarded the Fire Island Artist Residency and Boyer has been invited as guest lecturer and performer at Yale MFA program; RISD, Providence, RI; CCA, Oakland, CA; and MICA, Baltimore, MA.

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