David John Flynn

David John Flynn

"stations"

a few words on my paintings - by David John Flynn

My painting concurrently expresses contradicting themes in art. The aim is not to nullify these themes, not to mesh them together but to have them challenge each other.

I compel the accidental and the restrained to occur in a painting. Marks on the canvas are traces, vestiges of the act of painting, and suggest spontaneous gestures that describe the image.

In my work a library of stencils (made of marks drawn from incidents, recollections and painting) assist in constructing a visual language. Paintings are created by using, reusing and distorting these elements. This advances the visual comprehension that these paintings are not merely vestiges of a spontaneous or reasoned painting process, but the conclusive application of combining intuition with the rational, an intuitive painting  constructed out of a formal process.

The foundation of my work is the interest in these shifts of comprehension and deciphering the many facets of reality in painting

 

 

David John Flynn

Born in Manchester, Connecticut US on the 29th of February 1952
1975

Bachelor of Fine Arts Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Studio assistant for Gerald Donato, Lithography

1973

Summer Academy Edinburgh Arts ‘73, Richard DeMarco Gallery, Edinburgh GB, with Josef Beuys

1972

Summer Academy Edinburgh Arts ‘72, Richard DeMarco Gallery, Edinburgh GB, with Magdalena Abakanowicz

  Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

stations, Galerie Fenna Wehlau, München, Germany

2015

painting, Max-Planck-Institute für Biochemie, München
2013 tribute, Galerie Schütte, Essen
2011 David John Flynn, new work, H&Z, München
2010 andenken, Theologisches Studienseminar der velkd, Pullach
2009

recognitions, Galerie Harthan, Stuttgart
9. Austellungsprojekt, projektraum-bahnhof25, Kleve

2008 schichten, Stadtmuseum Penzberg, Penzberg
2007 Keepsakes, Galerie Knyrim, Regensburg
inflections, Kunstverein Landshut e.V., Landshut
2006 keepsake, Galerie Harthan, Stuttgart (Cat.)
2005 David John Flynn, Torre Villa, centre cultural Salou ES (Cat.)
David John Flynn, Galerie Piñyol, Reus ES
2003 buoyage, Galerie von Tempelhoff, Karlsruhe
2002 A Painters Missal, Galerie Harthan, Stuttgart
Standards of Memory, Warsaw Project Space, Cincinnati US
Notes on the Paintings, Cloister Aldersbach, Aldersbach in association with the Europäischen Wochen Passau

2001 Patterns of Choice, Galerie Schweden, München
2000 New Paintings, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee US
1999 New Paintings, Galerie Harthan, Stuttgart (Cat.)
marina del rey, Galerie Schweden, München
1997 William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles US
Paintings, Galerie Oliver Schweden, München
1996 Paintings, Galerie Harthan, Stuttgart
1994 Paintings, Galerie Schweden, München (Cat.)
1992 Ginko Biloba, Galerie X, München
1991  Galerie Harthan, Stuttgart
1988 Galerie Albrecht, München
Letters Home, Kellergalerie im Schaezler Palais, Augsburg (cat.)
1987 Galerie X, München
1979 Works on Paper, Modlin Fine Arts Center, University of Richmond
 
  Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 Hydrophil, Galerie Schmidt und Schütte, Köln
Shortcut to Kettwig, Galerie Schmidt und Schütte zu Gast im Kunstraum der Scheidt’schen Hallen, Essen, Germany
2016 VOL1, Galerie Schmidt und Schütte, Köln
2015

monochromosen, curated by electric art cube, Halle 50, München

2014

33 nach 9, with Andreas Stetka and Monika Reinhart, UBO9, München

2013

Probability Flux, with Michael Lukas, Gabriela Obermaier and Kathrin Pfaff-Lukas, Produzentengalerie Landshut, Landshut

2008

Together, Jordan National Gallery of Fine Art, Amman JO (Cat.)

2007 one artist, one piece, Galerie Knyrim, Regensburg
2006 1000 KunstWerke, Galerie Knyrim, Regensburg
2004

Destination Germany, with Liz Bachhuber, Jon Groom, and Sean Scully, Kunst Galerie Fürth, Fürth (Cat.)

2003 glücks griffe, Galerie Harthan, Stuttgart
2002 Galerie Hanstein, Saarbrücken
2001 gegen[d], Amerikahaus, München
2000 3+5, Alram 20, München
1999 Überraschung, Galerie Schweden, München
1998 One piece only, Galerie Harthan, Stuttgart
1996 Made in Germany, Synchronicity Space, New York, US
1995 Black and White, Pope Gallery, Santa Cruz, US
1994

Kunst, Design und Barbie, Werkbund Archive, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin

1986

Internationale Kunst aus Münchner Ateliers, Künstlerwerkstatt Lothringerstraße, München (Cat.)

1978

Small Works, 1708, Richmond US

2004 

Hochzeit in Kana, Painting for the Fellowship Hall, Aichschieß

2003 Paramente, Feldkirche Unserer Lieben Frauen, Aichelberg
1998

site specific installation for M & W Zander, from the series Marina del Rey, Stuttgart

1996

Realization of a site specific installation, LandesBauSparkasse, München

 

Collections

Bayerisches Staatsgemäldesammlung, München

Städt. Kunstsammlungen Schaezlerpalais, Augsburg

Städt. Galerie Filderhalle, Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Regierungspräsidium Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart
Regierungspräsidium Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe
European Patent Office, den Haag NL
Evangelische Kirche Baden-Württemberg
Bayerische Landesbank, München
HypoVereinsbank, Münster
LandesBauSparkasse, München
Stadtsparkasse Fürstenfeldbruck, Fürstenfeldbruck
ADIG, München
Deutsche Kontor Privatbank, Grunwald
Verlag Unterwegs, Singen
Rodenstock, München
H&Z, München
 
Vertretungen
Galerie Schmidt und Schütte, Köln
Harthan Kunstvermittlung, Stuttgart
Galeria Pinyol, Reus
William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, California

 

 

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