REBECCA BYRNE

'The overarching concerns in my practice explore a space between personal narrative and the uncanny in a quest to balance truth with fiction. I explore these ideas primarily in paint, thread and wax on canvas and board. Using photography gleaned from a variety of sources, I create a fractured reality that implies a personal narrative and references the relationship between painting and photography, autobiography and fiction.

I propose that the most revealing art uses the personal to tell a universal tale and that the space between the personal and universal is where the work breathes. My work begins with a desire to inspire a feeling of familiarity followed closely by a sense that this place cannot actually be known; the images present a series of clues to a particular story but provide no answer. By obscuring the narrative in this way, I leave room for questions. I propose that it is in the asking that a work comes alive.'

 
'Yellow Front' 2012 Oil on linen 13.7 x 10.7 in. (35 x 27 cm) RBY0002

'Yellow Front'
2012
Oil on linen
13.7 x 10.7 in. (35 x 27 cm)
RBY0002