George’s upcoming show will feature more of his signature aesthetic, combining geometry and colour theory to evoke a sense of urban isolation. He cites artists including Jeffrey Smart, Richard Diebenkorn and Stephen Shore, a member of the New Topographic movement of American landscape photographers, as among his influences when it comes to capturing unexpected California moments.
“I’m pushing the medium away from straight documentary or portrait because I’m more interested in creating a feeling than telling a story.”
“I love the idea of accidental beauty, and I’m most satisfied when I can make a good image out of the most unlikely scenery or surfaces,” he says.
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OLSEN Gallery would like to congratulate George Byrne as the winner of this year’s Head On Photo Festival’s Landscape NSW Award. Byrne’s winning photograph Murwillumbah #1 was taken whilst the artist was in residency on the far north coast of New South Wales in 2016.
George Byrne will exhibit his work at Halcyon House as part of a pop-up show from May 19th-21st this year. Following that, it will travel to Olsen Annexe Gallery in Woollahra for two weeks. His exhibition New Order opens at OLSEN GRUIN in New York this summer. Follow along on Byrne’s Instagram for updates and Olsen Gallery’s website to view his available works.