Exhibition view, towpath, 2022


new paintings and the boxes

David John Flynn

Opening, June 23, 2022

June 24 until September 3, 2022


Light and pastel tones - these are currently the design tools of David John Flynn. From memory he paints impressions of landscapes and is inspired by impressionist models such as Claude Monet‘s river paintings in particular, as well as abstraction. His paintings convey a sense of lightness and freshness, of departure and new beginnings. At the same time they are diffuse and the motifs overlap. They show dimly a state of nature and that of the inner life of the artist.


The exhibition title provides a clue to Flynn‘s source of inspiration: the twopath is a path beside rivers and canals that was used by people or animals to pull cargo ships upstream until the 19th century. Specially created for the original hard work, they are now used as riverside boardwalks, bike paths and hiking trails. On the way on such a towpath along the Danube was also Flynn during a stay in Neuburg. During his early-morning walks, the mist hung in the air, lay on the fields, and enveloped the landscape. Light, soft shapes formed out of the dim light. A first breeze of summer was palpable, and is palpable when viewing the artwork Flynn painted years later to the former sensations. Only through the temporal distance and in typical „Flynnian“ manner of collaging motifs do the memories merge into a new image.


David John Flynn (b. 1952) is an American artist who lives and works in Munich. His art has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Europe and the United States. His works can be found in the Bavarian State Painting Collection, the Municipal Art Collection in the Schaezlerpalais in Augsburg or in the European Patent Office in The Hague.