Frank Boyce is an Artist, Teacher and Maker living in Northwest Ireland.
He completed his BA hons in Fine and Applied Art in the University of Ulster, Belfast in 2001
Having returned to producing Art during the first lockdown of the Pandemic after a ten year
break, Frank’s work continues to explore themes such as the human condition, politics,
religion and social issues.
Language and how we use it to ascribe meaning is central to his work. The Artist is
interested in posing questions through the subject matter of his work but also through his
process and the materials he uses. Often using found objects or materials that have been
In his current work, the shadow figure of the burned man is prominent. This scarred and
charred figure is a watcher, a sentinel who acts as witness. This figure represents, for the
artist, the current lot of the zero contract worker, locked out of housing by high rents and low
wages, no pensions or safety net. These observers watch at a remove. Their future is
uncertain in a world in flux. This figure is both the Jungian archetype and the shadow that
tribal peoples fear can be stolen or trapped. The burned man is the mirror the artist uses to
reflect the world to the viewer
Frank’s other work can be viewed on instagram @frankboyceart