Patrick O 'Byrne (b.1997) is a visual artist and photographer currently based in Tallaght, Dublin. His work focuses on the familial and the themes which inhabit it, finding himself drawn to the distinctions and collaborations between person and place. Often times incorporating the family photo album and found imagery into his work as a means of exploration of self.
A project focused on my Father's Childhood growing up in Dundalk, Co Louth. Bearing witness to the grip that both alcoholism and the Catholic church had on the country at the time. I surveyed the area in which he called home in an attempt to traverse the trials and tribulations of a young boy during a time where our existence is ever fleeting. Dealing with themes such as masculinity, existentialism and sexual identity. The work attempts to dissolve the transitional period between "boyhood" and "manhood", exposing its fragility and further dissipation.
The full body of work can be viewed by clicking the "other" link to the left hand side.