Amy - Version I - III

Version III - Galeria de Arte Banco de Portugal, Leiria, PT

Version II - novokolorit, Berlin

Version I - Galerie Manière Noire, Berlin

Pedro Boese’s work appears to originate from the concern with process, sequence and repetition that characterised late modernist abstraction as it developed into minimalism. There is an awareness of the potential of painting-as-object: one such piece, "Amy", is a modular painting, which can be installed, in various spatial compositions. This points towards the sense of openness that is an integral part of most modernist abstraction. One talks more about ‘a Mondrian’ rather than any particular Mondrian: the style is what comes to mind, with each individual work being a somewhat differentiated version of the central concept. A modular painting is a logical development of this tendency, because although it is one work, it can have many forms. This suggests the idea that an artwork no longer needs to be a fixed, final object, but something that is in a constant process of revision and adjustment. (...)"

Text by Tom Saunders, Galeria de Arte Banco de Portugal, Leiria, Portugal, 2019