Post Truth | Author: George Byrne
George Byrne?s photography depicts the gritty urbanism of Los Angeles in sublime otherworldliness. Arriving a decade ago, the Australian artist was immediately enthralled by the sprawling cityscape of L.A., mesmerised by the way the sunlight transformed it, into two-dimensional, almost painterly abstractions. In his Post Truth series (2015?22), Byrne reassembles his photos of the urban landscape into striking, ascetic collages of colour and geometric fragments, creating a postmodernist oasis in the metropolis.
By masterfully harnessing the malleability of the photographic medium, the photographer situates his work in the space between real and imagined. Byrne?s compositions evoke associations with Miami Beach?s Art Deco, the Memphis Group?s designs, as well as the painting of David Hockney or Ed Ruscha, and at the same time tap into the aesthetics of today?s visual culture played out on Instagram.
29.8 x 24cm