Hugh Byrne Reviewed by Danny Shorkend for Cape Times
Danny Shorkend reviews Hugh Byrne's artistic process in an article for IOL, unpacking the allure of colours, textures, shapes, and materials in his abstraction.
Byrne's creative practice involves solving artistic problems, with decisions accumulating into tangible paintings or sculptures that exhibit structural unity. Shorkend asserts that the work acts as research into the elemental nature of art with his diverse exploration of medium reflecting an investigation into materiality and architectural simplicity.
The review emphasises that Byrne builds upon artistic traditions while journeying with the inherent struggle between artistic elements as a self-reflexive meditation on medium. The dynamic quality of Byrne's pieces is likened to a metaphor for the drama of existence, unfolding harmoniously and captivatingly.