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Norman O’Flynn Solo Exhibition at WORLDART
2 May 2019 - 30 May 2019
WORLDART is pleased to present COOL AND COMPOSED, a solo exhibition of paintings by Norman O’Flynn. The exhibition will run from 2 – 30 May at the WORLDART gallery in Cape Town.
Opening reception: Thursday, May 2, 6–9pm, 2019. 54 Church Street, Cape Town.
Norman O’Flynn has a deep understanding of the pop art tradition and explores the meaning of this genre in today’s context. He expresses it in a visual language that looks at the explosion of knowledge, the viral spread of imagery and ideas, the speed of change and the culture of celebrity and self-adulation. He observes and he documents. Ever present is the uncertain threat of violence, normalised and made palatable as it is fed to our screens – paradoxically keeping us both connected and disengaged.
Norman O’Flynn born (b. 1971), lives and works in Cape Town as a painter, sculptor and all-round constructor.
1988-1992 BA Fine Arts, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa
RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Timekeeper, Art Supermarket Asia, Hong Kong
2018 GNOMON. WORLDART, Cape Town, South Africa
2016 The good, the bad and the BOOM! Worldart, Cape Town, South Africa
2015 BANG BANG BOOM. Diedericks Faber. Johannesburg / Cape Town, South Africa
2010 Deep Down we all want to rob a Bank. Erdmann Contemporary. Cape Town, South Africa.
2007 Never Too Late To Be A Man, Bell Roberts Contemporary, Cape Town, South Africa
2005 Currency, AVA, Association for Visual Art, Cape Town, South Africa
COMPETITIONS & AWARDS
2007 ABSA L’Atelier finalist
2006 Pro Helvetia Swiss Residency Fellowship
2005 ABSA L’Atelier finalist
2004 Brett Kebble Art Awards finalist
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