4. Oisin Byrne
My plate is decorated with a duck egg (or azzurro) blue greek fret pattern with gold detailing which mirrors the ceiling mouldings at the Casino at Marino. The entire pattern is hand drawn, with a strong but fluctuating line.
Born in Dublin Ireland in 1983, Oisin Byrne’s practice incorporates drawing, portraiture, performance, installation and film. He is currently studying an MFA at Goldsmiths University in London, and recieved a BA from the NCAD Dublin in 2006. His work – often collaborative in nature – documents, engages and activates a broad community. “A community is formed precisely where it is impossible to represent one”. (The Coming Singularity and Love – Joseph Noonan- Ganley written to accompany The Paper Ball, Oisin Byrne, 2010.) Oisin’s work has recently been shown as a part of The Line of Beauty at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) and in The Temptation of AA Bronson, at Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam. Byrne’s work is included in numerous important collections both public and private, and his limited edition artist publication is stocked by Printed Matter NYC, and Shakespeare and Co., Paris. His work is substantially represented in the Irish State Collection.