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Hugh Byrne

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas, 2019

Dimensions:

185cm x 150cm

More Artwork by Hugh Byrne

Hugh Byrne is a visual artist currently residing and working in Cape Town, South Africa, where he was born in 1983. He completed an honours degree in Fine Arts from the University of Pretoria.

Hugh Byrne combines bold colour, texture and geometric planes and illustrates the tensions between geometry and abstraction, structure and dynamism. The artist investigates hidden shapes and forms that lie unassumingly just below the surface of the landscapes that surround us

“The process of completing my works has been one of trial-and-error; often frustrating, but ultimately productive. My initial dissatisfaction with many of the pieces encouraged a number of creative re-workings, which occasioned exciting, new forms: instead of stripping the canvas and starting again, I taped off the areas that I felt were successful and painted over what I considered problematic. This mode of praxis resulted in works that feature large areas of negative space, and isolated shapes with unique characteristics. I then exaggerated their individuality by introducing new mark-making and brush stroke techniques. By subjecting the canvas to multiple revisions via layering, erasure and addition, the history of the painting can be gleaned from its very surface”.

                                                                                                                        – Hugh Byrne, 2018

Solo Exhibitions

2018

‘Destablising the Object’, EBONY/CURATED, Franschhoek, South Africa

‘Point And Line’, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2017

‘Tipping Point’, EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town, South Africa

‘Flipside’, Warren Editions, Cape Town, South Africa

2016

Solo Booth at Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa

2015

‘Tattarrattat’, EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town, South Africa

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

‘nano 1.2-’, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2017

‘From The Horses Mouth’, EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town, South Africa

‘Summer Exhibition, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa

2016

‘Abstracted’, EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town, South Africa

‘nano-’, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

That Art Fair, Cape Town, South Africa

‘Summer Exhibition’, EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town, South Africa

2015

‘In Collaboration With’, THAT Art Fair, EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town, South Africa

‘Landscapes’, EBONY/CURATED, Franschhoek, South Africa

‘Group Show’, Literary Festival, EBONY/CURATED, Franschhoek, South Africa

2014

‘Emergence’, EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town, South Africa

‘Group Show’, EBONY/CURATED, Franschhoek, South Africa

‘Group Show’, Youngblood Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2013

‘New Works’, Haas Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

‘The Editions Show’, Salon 91, Cape Town, South Africa

‘One in a Million’, Salon 91, Cape Town, South Africa

‘Group Show’, Youngblood Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2012

‘First Thursday’, Divine Room New Heritage Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

‘Conditions’, White River Gallery, Nelspruit, South Africa

‘I’d Rather Be Swimming’, Salon 91, Cape Town, South Africa

‘Industrial Abstractions’, The Factory, Durban, South Africa

‘Expression Sunset’, Salon 91, Cape Town, South Africa

‘Shedding Skins’, ELE Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2010

‘Discovered City’, Mahe Xin, Taipei, Taiwan

2006

‘Abstraction in Colour’, Side Café, Pretoria, South Africa