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George Byrne: Not Just a Photograph

Lings, 2019, archival pigment print

George Byrne’s photographs capture pastel hues seen on the streets of Sydney, Miami, and Los Angeles. The photos are then rearranged into collage, sometimes to the point of near abstraction.

71st Street Miami, 2019, archival pigment print

Byrne creates large-scale photographs that depict architectural surfaces and landscapes as painterly abstractions. He at Olsen Gruin in New York in an exhibition called Exit Vision through Oct. 6.

“Harnessing the flexible veracity of the photographic medium, Byrne extends his practice beyond the confines of the lens by extracting photographic material from multiple images to assemble new semi-fictional landscapes from multiple perspectives, like a cubist painting,” Olsen Gruin says in notes for the exhibition.

Letter H, 2019, archival pigment print

George Byrne was born in Sydney, Australia in 1976 and graduated from Sydney College of the Arts in 2001. He has exhibited internationally in Italy, India, Australia, Los Angeles and New York. Byrne relocated to Los Angeles In 2010.

Exit Vision, Installation View

Exhibition link at Olsen Gruin, here.

George Byrne’s Instagram, here.

His website, here.

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