, 2014, oil and embroidery thread on linen, 33x24cm.
Rebecca Byrne's practice investigates a space between personal narrative and the uncanny in a quest to balance truth with fiction. Exploring these ideas primarily in paint, thread and wax on canvas and board and using photography gleaned from a variety of sources she creates a fractured reality that implies a personal narrative and references the relationship between painting and photography, autobiography and fiction. Byrne's work inspires a feeling of familiarity followed closely by a sense that the places depicted cannot actually be known; the images present a series of clues to a particular story but provide no answer.
Rebecca Byrne was born in Chicago, USA and lives and works in London where she received an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design. She has exhibited widely in the UK and the States with recent shows at the Chelsea Arts Club and in the Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition. She has been included in The Ludlow Open, the Chicago Art Open the Lynn Painter Stainers Prize and has been shortlisted for The Griffin Art Prize, The ArtLacuna Prize and the neo:artprize.
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