Tyrone Layne’s large, abstract paintings are inspired by his interest in the New York school of abstract expressionism of the 50s and 60s and artists such as de Kooning. The large format canvases give Layne the space to paint with action, rhythm, and freedom of expression through color, form, and bold brush strokes. He builds up many layers of textured oil paint.
For Layne, these abstract paintings are a new journey, searching for the unknown through automatic drawings of his imagination. New ideas space from each painting, which he carries forward into the next.
Although he has tried to abandon recognizable forms, Layne still has a sense of figurative and landscape elements coming out of the abstract shapes and marks. In a sense, much of the work has become a form of surrealist landscape. He views them as a representation of the uncertainty of modern times, a portrait of current or future societies. Layne lives and works in Sydney, Australia.
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.