A HARD WON IMAGE | Brian Byrne at Custom House Studios Gallery, Westport

A HARD WON IMAGE | Brian Byrne at Custom House Studios Gallery, Westport


20/02/2020 - 17/03/2020    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Custom House Studios Gallery
The Quay, Westport, Mayo

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Custom House Studios are pleased to host an exhibition of paintings ‘A HARD WON IMAGE’ by Brian Byrne.  Opening Thursday, February 20th at 7.30pm. Exhibition runs until March 17th 2020.

“The painting process for me is, primarily instantaneous and immediate in its function. Observation is important.  I don’t make notes as to colour or drawing references etc.  I tend to absorb the images in the hope that they will “pop up” when required.  I do not make preliminary sketches, as they can “sap” the energy from the painting process.  The immediacy of the application of the first marks, are paramount.  Once a momentum is achieved, the painting will create its own rhythm.  The interruption of this rhythm will terminate the painting process.  The actual point of interruption will determine the quality of the work.”

Brian Byrne trained in NCA and NCAD. During the 80’s and 90’s, he was a gallery artist with the Oriel gallery in Dublin.   Brian exhibited in the annual RHA and Oireachtas exhibitions, during this time. In 1999 and 2000, he had a solo show in International Visions gallery in Washington DC, and in Orla Celtic Art, NY City and the Templeton Collection in Atlanta Georgia.  Residency in Cill Rialaig in early 2000 and participated in the Suil na Gaeltachta exhibition in Donegal. Solo shows in an Grianain theatre, Letterkenny and  in an Gaileria gallery Gaoth Dobhair.

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