George Byrne Studio announces Post Truth, a monograph of work developed by the Australian artist while exploring his immédiat, the urban landscape of Los Angeles, releasing late October, 2020.
Post Truth documents Byrne’s explorations and examination of his new surroundings. He celebrates and memorializes the low-slung structures that originated in response to SoCal’s automobile culture, the city’s distinctive light, iconic flora and bleached facades. Images evolve from raw, photo-real street observations to dreamy compositions of pastel color.
Internationally recognized for his large-scale photographs depicting textures, surfaces and landscapes as abstract assemblage, Byrne finds unconventional photogencism in the undistinguished structures, or junk space of the City of Angels.
Ian Volner, whose essay introduces the book, writes ““…what Byrne manages to induce is an eerily familiar mental state, an encounter with the city bound to send a chill down the spine of anyone who has spent a lonely afternoon in Las Palmas, or the eastern reaches of Chinatown, or drifting up North Gower at five o’clock, under the spreading darkness of the hills.”
“Post Truth serves in part as a 5-year retrospective of my work (2015-20) These 5 years mark a frenetic period of creative output for me. A period where my day to day life changed completely. I went from working in cafés here in LA in 2014, to being a full-time artist having 2-3 shows a year in galleries in different countries. The images in the book charts that evolution.” George Byrne
George Byrne : Post Truth
forword by Ian Volner
Cloth Cover with tip in
Edition Size: 1500
9.75 x 11.75”
Releasing late October