George Byrne

Santa Clarita #2 & Desert Pit Stop / SET

, 2018/2023
  • Material
    Fine Art Print on Canson Platine Fibre Rag
  • Edition Size
  • Measurement
    24 x 28 inches
    Edition 25 + 3 AP
    Incl. Certificate of Authenticity (signed, dated, numbered + titled)
  • Details about the frame
    2 x Handcrafted titanium white waxed maple wood frame, external dimensions approx. each 24 x 29 inches. Incl. anti-reflective museum glass and 10mm spacer bar, as well as rear suspension
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About the edition

In his Post Truth series, artist Byrne actually blurs the line between the real and the imagined. Are the balloons in the Santa Clarita edition, named after the third largest city in Los Angeles County, real? Or do they complement the street scene too well to be true? And how does the desert view go with the green wall and asphalt? What is real and what is not, he deliberately leaves open, says George Byrne. Sometimes he collages different photographs, sometimes he breaks up the pictorial structure and reassembles it. His pictures are meditations, landscapes and riddles at the same time, he himself says. These works of art “feel right” – and only those who take a closer look will discover the post-factual nature behind their enticing, yearning coherence.

About the artist

The glaring light, the imported palm trees, the pastel colors - the artificiality is inscribed in Los Angeles. Australian-born George Byrne made the southern Californian film metropolis his adopted home as early as 2010 and at the same time the center of his artistic work: on the trail of the New Topographic Movement and photographers such as Robert Adams, Stephen Shore or William Eggleston and painters such as Ed Rusha or Richard Diebenkorn and the Alchemy between shape and color. In his photographs, the urban environment with its colorful facades, road markings and shadows cast in front of the always blue sky coagulates through his masterful image details and a two-dimensional impression of "urban abstraction". Byrne graduated from Sydney College of The Arts in 2001, travelled extensively, and then settled in Los Angeles in 2010 where he has been focusing on his photographic practice.

Latest Exhibitions (Selection)

2021, INNERVISIONS – Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2019, EXIT VISION – Olsen Gruin Gallery, NYC; POST TRUTH – Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2016, Local Division, Olsen Irwin Gallery Sydney; Monograph, SOHO, NYC; FOCUS Photo LA, The Reef / LA Mart
2015, Local Division, Contact Photo Los Angeles; MY LA, Hive Gallery, Los Angeles; Australian And Contemporary Photography, Olsen Irwin Gallery Sydney
2014, Insta La, Hemingway and Picket, Los Angeles; Astray, CHASM Gallery Brooklyn, NY; Almost Neighbours, The Know Where Bar Los Angeles
2009, Recollections, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Paddington
2002, Italy, Global Gallery, Paddington
2000, India - New Perspective, Global Gallery, Paddington

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