“Light and space are key concerns in Roger Byrt’s paintings which emit radiance and engross the viewer through upheavals of perspective. These works could be described as landscapes yet they are terrains seemingly removed from the world, full of jarring lines and smooth folds.

Byrt has spent days exploring caves and cavernous spaces around the world and these natural voids form his main subject matter. A previous body of work took him to canyons in America’s south-west where he admired how the light created washed-out and smooth surfaces.”

Zara Sigglekow. Art Guide Australia, July 2020.