Pat Flynn

Lives & works: UK

British contemporary artist Pat Flynn was born in 1972 and studied MA Fine Art at Manchester School of Art. His prints Stacked Cheese, 2015 was produced to accompany his exhibition Half-life of a Miracle, held at Manchester Art Gallery in 2015, which presented a decade of digitally generated photography and film by Flynn, whose work often reflects on stories drawn from popular culture, art history and his experience of growing up in Greater Manchester in the north of England.

Pat Flynn’s work often draws upon personal history as well as popular culture and art history. His choice of everyday food-stuff such as cheeses, wittily pays homage to the American minimalist art movement of the 1960s. Flynn combines his subject matter with particular working methods and processes, whereby 3D computer graphics software replaces the function of traditional photography, and complex algorithm systems help form shapes, texture, light and shadow –  all combining to form a hyper-real, alternative world.

Flynn’s solo exhibitions include: Cold Children at Marion Scharmann, Köln (2013) and at The International 3, Salford (2012) and Draw Me a Castle, at Chapter, Cardiff (2007). Group exhibitions include: Sublime at Pushkinskaya 10, St Petersburg (2014); The Tomorrow People, at Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery, London (2013) and Digital Aesthetic 2012: Art in a Digital World, at Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston.

Flynn’s work is held in a number of public and private collections including Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre and The University of Salford Art Collection. Pat Flynn is represented by The International 3 (Salford) and Marion Scharmann (Köln). He lives and works in Manchester.

All proceeds from sale of this edition go to Redeye, the Photography Network, Manchester, in support of the next generation of photography talent.

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