Fergus Byrne is a multidisciplinary artist working in performance, sculpture and drawing. Underlying much of the performance work is the practice of life modelling of which he has extensive experience. In performance he tests the materiality of his body, sometimes combining such action with spoken word. Through rigorous physical discipline he creates mesmerising performances.
He is a member of the Visual Arts Centre in Dublin, Ireland and his practice has been funded by The Arts Council of Ireland.
Recent work includes ‘Dog Skipping Pegasus’ performed for Defiant Embodiments in Theatre, Sport and Performance at Brunel University, London, ‘Suspensions’ in Tullamore Town Park, 2016, ‘Breat’ at Artwaves Skerries2017, and Mermaid Dance Platform with Macdara O’Maolbhuaidh
His writing has been published and gives a clear sense of his multidisciplinary approach to art. This is exemplified in ‘Fragments on the Performance Collective’, in Performance Art in Ireland: A History and ‘On sculpture, the body and dance’ originally given as a performative lecture at DLAF 2015. Other published texts are ‘Magpie’ an IMMA commission for the show ‘Self as Selves’ and ‘Eyeballs in the Air’ (Pallas Heights 2003 – 2006)
His work can be viewed at www.fergusbyrne.ie