by Agape Charmani
Penny Byrne is an Australian artist whose work is composed by little sculptural vessels of political comment, humor and sarcasm. Her artworks are mostly redefined porcelain figures, whose strictly decorative nature has been turned into a more purposeful one.
Standing as commentary on today’s society, politics and culture, Byrne’s works communicate with the viewer in an immediate level. Highlighting issues like excess beauty standards, violence and racism, Byrne opens a dialogue about history and pop culture, by inviting the viewer to point out the flaws in his very own reality and the injustices in the world he lives in.