TOM BYRNE

2014-08-23 13.56.48
Dublin Bay (acrylic on canvas)

Tom Byrne - Padraig Harrington
Padraig Harrington (acrylic on canvas)


“The Artists Family celebrating Love”
Acrylic on Canvas
“Untitled II.”
Acrylic on Canvas
“Ronnie Drew”
Acrylic on Canvas
61x51cm (24″x20″)
“Untitled I.”
Acrylic on Canvas
“Once”
Acrylic on Canvas
“Obama”
Acrylic on Canvas
91x91cm (36″x36″)
“Louis Walsh”
Acrylic on Canvas
61x51cm (24×20″)
“The Four Courts Dublin”
Acrylic on Canvas
20x20cm (8″x8″)
“Samuel Beckett II.”
Acrylic on Canvas
100x100cm (39″x39″)
“James Joyce”
Acrylic on Canvas
41x30cm (16″x12″)
The Vases”
Acrylic on Canvas
61x76cm (24″x30″)
“Cat”
Acrylic on Canvas
“Bono and Ali”
Acrylic on Canvas
53x74cm (21″x29″)
“Alex Ferguson”
Acrylic on Canvas
61x51cm (24″x20″)
“Untitled III.”
Acrylic on canvas
76x101cm (30″x40″)
“Wicklow Landscape”
Acrylic on Canvas
100x100cm (39″x39″)
“Samuel Beckett”
Acrylic on Canvas
“Patrick Collins”
Mixed Media on Paper
25x35cm (8″x10″)
"Untitled IV."
“Untitled IV.”
Acrylic on Paper
“Writers”
Acrylic on Canvas
50x50cm (19.5″x19.5″)
“Lovers along the Ha’Penny Bridge”
Acrylic on Canvas
76x102cm (30″x40″)
“Literary Ireland”
Acrylic on Canvas
56x107cm (22″x42″)
“Kurt Cobain”
Acrylic on Canvas
60x80cm (24″x32″)
“Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack”
Acrylic on Canvas
102x76cm (8″x10″)
“Wondering”
Acrylic on Canvas
50x50cm (19.5″x19.5″)
“Absent Love”
Acrylic on Canvas
70x90cm (27.5″x35.5″)
“Abstract”
Acrylic on Canvas
35x30cm (14″x12″)
“Beyonce”
Acrylic on Canvas
76x61cm (30″x24″)
“Blue Moon”
Acrylic on Canvas
90x60cm (35.5″x 24″)
“The Happy Couple”
Acrylic on Canvas
“Sunset across the Halfpenny Bridge”
Acrylic on Canvas
“Francis Bacon”
Acrylic on Canvas
James Joyce and Nora Barnacle at Sandymount”
Acrylic on Canvas
53x74cm (21″x29″)
“Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack”
Acrylic on Canvas
76x102cm (30″x40″)
“Larry Mullen”
Acrylic on Canvas
50x40cm (20″x15.5″)
“Le Broquey and Bacon”
Acrylic on Canvas
60x160cm (23.5″x”63″)
“Louis Le Broquey”
Acrylic on Canvas
90×63.5cm (35″x25″)
“Man’s best friend”
Acrylic on Canvas Board
50x50cm (19.5″x19.5″)
“Meditation”
Acrylic on Canvas
30x30cm (11.5″x11.5″)
“Pearse Street DART Station”
Acrylic on Canvas
80x60cm (31″x23″)
“Rock”
Acrylic on Canvas
46x44cm (18″x17″)
“Trappatoni”
Acrylic on Canvas
“Two Fish”
Acrylic on Canvas
46x61cm (18″x24″)
“Seamus Heaney”
Acrylic on Canvas



ABOUT



Byrne was born in Dublin in 1962. He studied at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, where he trained in the Bauhaus tradition. His strong interest in current affairs together with his punk mentality have blended to create an artist in tune with the world around him – who depicts the controversies in Irish politics with a commanding, humorous outlook. Byrne is strongly influenced by Walpole’s remark; “The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.” Byrne catches the great and the good of the day, their foibles and their achievements and their failures – always portrayed with humor and sarcasm.

In recent years, Tom Byrne has been represented at Art Expo New York, Art Sydney Australia and the Beijing Art Salon China.

STEP DOWN INTO HIS WOLRD

Many of Tom Byrne’s works demonstrate a kinesthetic quality, engaging the viewer on just a visual level, but also on a tactile plane. He invites you, the viewer, to forget the established norm of “look but don’t touch” and instead to reach out and experience his pictures with senses other than your eyes.

Tom Byrne is emerging in the Irish Art Scene as one of the hottest new painters around. Classically trained but with a ‘punk’ mentality to his muse, Byrne portraits a world that is as fantastic as it is rooted in the life of modern Ireland. His explorations of the aftermath of the Celtic Tiger with its new found fascination with sex and money are riveting.

Tom has an innate skill which enables him to engage the viewer with his figurative paintings. He achieves this by allowing the figures to exude character. They create curiosity in the viewer as they often glance sideways or stare straight out of the painting. This contact causes a relationship between the viewer and the painting and it results in luring the viewer towards unveiling the emotional depth that is contained within his work. This proves very interesting as his figures relay a wide scope of emotions. Some screams out of the paintings as they are trapped inside and are trying to break free through the canvas. Others confined by alternative means – such as their shy nature or their overwhelming sense of awkwardness which isolates them from their surroundings. These contrast with the figures that float within their space and effortlessly radiate confidence and a sense of present.