Toby Boundy @ David David

Toby Boundy is a new painter doing the rounds (i think he’s new?). I caught his recent exhibition at David David, a shop on Earlham street that has a gallery space underneath. By the looks of it they are planning to run regular exhibitions there. His paintings are semi abstract semi figurative. Human forms are obscured behind layers of pattern and colour. Mysterious canvases that seem to create a story in the mind of the viewer.

For the first exhibition of a new painter i thought these were pretty good. The dream like nature of some of the paintings really appealed to me and I liked the very minimal reductionist line based works that he produced. It’s hard to be confident with very little.

It will be interesting to see what he does next, and how his style progresses.