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Michael Flynn Exhibition Opening 8 December at Orpheus Gallery, Limassol
2007-12-06 10:39:13

Michael Harris, Director of Orpheus Gallery has announced the exhibition of Michael Flynn which opens on December 8 continuing until the December 31.

Irish born Michael Flynn is considered as one of the world’s leading artist’s with his work found in numerous international private and major public collections; including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, the Meissen Museum, Dresden, and the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. He is an artist who is very well known and sought after as an art educator, with many teaching residencies and workshops in the USA, UK, Switzerland, Poland and other European countries. Michael is a well published author and his most recent work "Ceramic Figures, A Directory of Artists" (University Press) was published in 2002.

His artistic ability was first noticed at the young age of 11, when two of his ceramic figures ‘A Drunken Man’ and ‘St Francis of Assisi’ were selected and sent to a National Youth’s Artwork Exhibition in the UK. His figurative works regularly take their shape from mankind’s experiences and the human condition, where for example they can be playful, daring, affectionate, cheerful and or sensual in form.

Michael Flynn recently spent time in Cyprus as part of his research on Dionysus, the Greek mythological god of wine and vegetation and during this time he was also able to work on some new pieces by using the studio of Cypriot artist Constantinos Constantinides.

One artist who influences him with his work is Rodin, which is noticeable in the tender movement often seen between two figures. His work entitled ‘Balancing Act" is an amazing piece, which portrays the beauty of the woman in the lower position, balancing the man on her back, exposing not only her physical strength, but also the inner depths of her passion, devotion and affection to the man that she is balancing, thus provoking thoughts such as ‘whom or what makes one person stronger between the two sexes’ and offers an impression of life being a balance between two people.

With numerous worldwide solo and group exhibitions to his credit, which include Sotheby’s New York and London, Michael has also participated at SOFA (USA), COLLECT (London), the London Art Fair (Adrian Sassoon) and Menschiet Switzerland, which are just a few selected from his comprehensive biography.

There is a unique opportunity to see the works created during his time in Cyprus, which will be presented at the Orpheus Gallery, Limassol from 8th to 31st December.

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