Byrne, Hugh
Born 1983 in Cape Town, South Africa
Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa
Hugh Byrne completed an honours degree in fine art from the University of Pretoria. Whilst predominantly focusing on painting; previous exhibitions have included photography, sculpture and installation. Revisiting and recycling earlier, sometimes abandoned, painterly experiments are central to Byrneʼs practice. They are the products of a constant process of creation, destruction, appropriation and rediscovery which ultimately trouble, and even collapse, the divisions between ‘paintingʼ and ‘object’. His work has been exhibited across South Africa.
Hugh Byrne, Within Reach 9, 2020, Oil and acrylic paint on canvas, 80 x 64 cm. Courtesy of EBONY/CURATED.

Artists 2021