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“Working Title” is an immersive installation by a young, rising Atlanta art star who has already build a reputation far beyond the city. Byrd’s installation will cover an entire gallery. The artist’s conception is to create a mural encompassing the gallery’s four walls that will act as both underpinning and counterpoint to a group of paintings on canvas that will hang over and interact with the mural.
Byrd’s work is often complex and colorful, inspired by elements of graffiti and street art that has intrigued and inspired him since childhood. The artist describes his work as the layering of independent elements that compete joyfully with each other for visual dominance.
For me, creating work is the greatest way to celebrate and commemorate what it means to be human, to be "us." Call it what you will--innovation, progression, evolution--this odd human trait of making something in order to see what lies beyond it and proceeding to the next one and the next drives my creative work. In my paintings I discovered a "woven" image or "mark" in my search to create something that I see as efficient and visually innovative but, most of all, infinite in possibility. This technique reflects my desire to constantly evolve, to push in new directions the nonverbal language of mark making, which has obsessed me since my childhood. I see the weave as a motif to uniteviewers emotionally with the work itself rather than to stand in "splendid isolation" as a kind of personal motif to separate others from it.
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