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