Alongside surviving another year in academia, moving to live in Berlin, blogging, discovering foie gras and Alan Hollinghurst, 2011 brought with it several new acquaintances – both professional and personal – some of whom have become fond friends. I’ve known Dublin-based artist Oisin Byrne a while now but it’s only quite recently I’ve had the enlightening experience of discovering the art behind the man. It does really seem a bit contrived writing an introduction so formal for a friend, but then great talent demands an opener at least a little emphatic.
Without further ado, here’s how 2012 is shaping up for him…
My work has been incorporating architecture both modernist and classical, so I am exploring working with architects and buildings in different ways. In particular, I am interested in beginning to collaborate in Ireland on a structure with my father, who is an architect. I am captivated by artworks which involve familial collaboration – like Venturi’s “Mother’s House” – or romantic collaboration, like in Diaghelev and Nijinsky’s output. As much as I admire professionalism, I become captivated by projects that are unashamedly polluted by personal foibles and predilections. Polluted – dare I say it – by love.
On a more mundane note, I resolve to regulate my time online and on my smartphone – to spend more time in the phenomenal world.
Oooh which Hollinghurst are you loving? I was working my way through The Line of Beauty and although I thought it was good, it was really The Swimming Pool Library that won me over. Apparently I have different tastes from literary reviewers… Sometimes I understand how the characters are behaving so well I find it difficult to separate my own emotions from theirs. It makes me think maybe I'm not such a freak haha! And makes me detest those looking for boyfriends "without baggage" even more 🙂 I wish more "gay fiction" were like this! xxxDuck
I fall into a never ending glitter splash of love and peace the walls around me spin into luxury chocolate bars wrapped in violet bows fairies dance across the room and the world drips rainbow colors of midnight groovy vibes each of your posts is excellent and i love your blog Keep It Up X Mercury Moonshine Dutchess "Spreading Love Around The Dublin Streets Since the Full Moon Was Born" Lets spread love in Georges Arcade and Throw Glitter in the Patricks Parade
Ah! I poured a glass of wine for the good fellow himself at an exhibition which featured some of his work there a few months ago! I like his tumblr massively.