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Artists Bio : Paul Christopher Flynn

Paul Christopher Flynn is an Irish artist whose work has been described as ‘contemplative’, ‘enigmatic’ and ‘inspirational’.  His work has attracted the attention of critics such as Professor Amanda Croft, of Queen’s University, Belfast who wrote that the artist’s work is “evocative of elemental forces” and that a recent collection of landscape paintings fulfils this communicative role perfectly.”

 

“I intend my paintings to invoke rather than to explain. I try to create a visual and emotional space in a painting in which both eye and mind may roam. I believe that my function as an artist is to encourage viewers to participate in the creative process, to explore and complete the paintings for themselves.”


Paul Christopher Flynn's paintings have been attracting critical notice and knowledgeable buyers since he began exhibiting on railings in Dublin in the late summer of 2003. In the short time since his first painting was sold, he has sold out two consecutive appearances at Art Ireland at the Royal Dublin Society, a two-person show in Belfasts Gormley Gallery, as well as two group shows for Irish Fine Arts.


Paul's current work is an attempt to represent the landscape in a way that creates a visual and emotional space in which the viewer can roam. He believes that his function as an artist is to encourage the viewer to participate in the creative process, in effect allowing viewers to explore and complete the painting for themselves as an aid to meditation. This contemplative nature of Pauls paintings is what leads viewers to stand in front of them at exhibitions, seemingly lost in thought. For Paul, no higher compliment is possible.


Selected exhibitions


2011                The Gallery, Kinsale – Solo Exhibition

2011                Castlemartyr Resort – Solo Exhibition

2009                Gormley Fine Arts, Dublin – Solo Exhibition

2008                Gormley Fine Arts, Belfast – Solo Exhibition

Gallery 13, Los Angeles – Group exhibition, Emerging Irish Artists

2007                Gormley Fine Arts, Dublin – Solo exhibition

                            798 Space Gallery, Beijing – Solo Exhibition

2006                Gormley Fine Arts, Belfast – Two person exhibition with James May

 

Collections


Arthur Cox, Solicitors

Department of Foreign Affairs – Irish Embassies in Beijing and Washington D.C.

Dublin Airport Authority

Jacobs-Fruitfield Ltd.

Office of Public Works

Ritz-Carlton Hotel Group

Shangri – La Hotel Group

Waterford Institute of Technology

 

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