JONES Magazine recently sat down with GEORGE BYRNE  in the lead up to his upcoming exhibition ‘New Order’ opening at New York’s OLSEN GRUIN gallery on 15 September, 2017.

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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