The Hudson II

The Hudson II


Tyrone Layne

The Hudson II, 2018

Oil on Canvas
40 x 36 in.

About the Artwork

"The Hudson II" by Tyrone Layne is a unique oil on canvas abstract painting signed by the artist. The work measures 40" H x 36" W. The artist paints the sides white, and it does not require framing. It is wired in the back for hanging and comes with a numbered and signed certificate of authenticity. 


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About the Artist

Part of Layne’s Dystopia show, this series of paintings is a prognosis of our minds, which are subjected daily to force-fed advertising, a concept Layne terms digital pollution. The random splashes of color and marks could represent fragments of all the images our brain takes in each day, blurring into an abstract memory.

Although he has tried to abandon recognizable forms and move into pure abstraction, there still is a sense of figurative and landscape elements coming out of Layne’s abstract shapes and brush marks. He sees them as a representation of the uncertainty of modern times, a portrait of current or future societies.

Since late 2017 Tyrone Layne has been working on two different bodies of work in his Sydney studio--his intricate figurative Peoplescapes, along with his new abstract paintings. His motivation comes from current contemporary artists such as Rudolf Stingel, Ugo Rondinone, and Gerhard Richter who switch between making abstract and realism paintings in concurrent bodies of work.

Exhibition History

Solo Exhibitions:
Eastern Suburbs. Saint Cloche. Paddington. Sydney. AU. 24th May - 4th June. 2017.
Lawyers, Bankers, & Beach Bums. Saint Cloche. Paddington. Sydney. AU. May 11th - 29th. 2016.
This is Auckland. Warwick Henderson Gallery. Auckland. NZ. Nov 25th - Dec 13th 2014.
Made in London. 147-149 Farringdon Rd. London. UK. 19th-23rd September 2013.
1st London Exhibition. Park Road. Crouch End. London. UK. 5th May 2012.
People- Warwick Henderson Gallery. Auckland. NZ. 27th September - 15th October 2011.
Longer Hotter Summer- Warwick Henderson Gallery. Auckland. NZ. 12th October - 9th November 2010.
Reasonable Doubt- Warwick Henderson Gallery. Auckland. NZ. 27th October - 14th November 2009.
New Paintings. Studio 14. UNITEC. Auckland. NZ. 17th-21st September 2007.
Selected Group Exhibitions & Art Fairs:
The Other Art Fair. The Majestic. Downtown. Los Angeles. US 15th-18th March. 2018
The Other Art Fair. The Facility. 2 Chelmsford St, Kensington. Melbourne. AU 4th-7th May. 2017
The Other Art Fair, Central Park, Sydney. 10-13th September 2015
The Figurative Show. The Vivian. 39 Omaha Valley Rd. Matakana. NZ. Mar 28th - Apr 26th. 2015.
Amalgam, george contemporary art & design, 338 Hackney Rd. London. UK. 5th - 30th September 2013.
Troll Im Dachgeschoss, Bucker Project Space. Berlin. Germany. 22nd March 2013.
Auckland Artfair. Warwick Henderson Gallery. Auckland. NZ. 4-7 Aug 2011.
Group Show/Book Launch for 'NZ Gallery- by Denis Robinson' Harrisons Gallery. Tauranga. NZ. 20th Oct-3rd Nov 2010.
Wallace Art Awards- Salon des Refusés.The James Wallace Arts Trust Gallery. Auckland. NZ. 7th September- 2nd October 2009.
Auckland Artfair- Warwick Henderson Gallery. Auckland. NZ. 3rd May 2009.
Autumn Catalogue group exhibition. Warwick Henderson Gallery. Auckland. NZ. 29th April - 23rd May 2009.
REAL and UNREAL (An exhibition of Surrealists). Warwick Henderson Gallery. Auckland. NZ. 1st April - 24th April 2009.
Summer catalogue group exhibition. Warwick Henderson Gallery. Auckland. NZ. Dec 9th 2008 - Feb 7th 2009.
FYP group graduation show, James Wallace Trust Gallery. Auckland. NZ. 6th December 2007.
UNITEC Graduation show, building 1. Auckland. NZ. 28th November 2007.

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