Norman O’Flynn

Norman O’Flynn [1971 -] | Cape Town, South Africa

Norman O'FlynnNorman O’Flynn’s Time Keeper series (2016, 2017) incorporates his trademark use of pop iconography, superheroes, explosions, religious symbols and graffiti-esque mantras tattooed across the bodies of imposing masked figures, exalted by backgrounds of buzzing colour and motif: a visual candy reverse-painted onto plexiglass for a slick finish. 

O’Flynn uses a vocabulary of globally recognisable imagery. He draws inspiration from daily encounters with people and media – whatever moves or troubles him, he reflects on universal, contemporary themes: the noise of the world, the explosion of knowledge (but not necessarily meaning), the viral spread of imagery and ideas, the culture of celebrity and self-idolatory, the speed of change, the uncertain threat of violence – normalised and made palatable, fed ever faster via digital newsfeed straight to household screens and buzzing pockets that keep us both connected and disengaged.

Norman O’Flynn (b. 1971) is a prolific painter, sculptor and self-styled constructor. He has a BA in Fine Art from the University of Cape Town, has held 10 solo shows and participated in numerous group exhibitions, residencies and workshops.

Nando's Central Support
Nando's Central Support
Nando's Chester
Nando's Chester
Nando's Colindale
Nando's Colindale
Nando's Huddersfield
Nando's Huddersfield
Nando's Inverness
Nando's Inverness
Nando's Newbridge
Nando's Newbridge

 

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