Pat Flynn: Half-life of a Miracle at Manchester Art Gallery
We all tell ourselves stories in order to make sense of the ‘reality’ of the world around us. Flynn’s stories are drawn from popular culture, art history and his experience of growing up in Greater Manchester. Together they provide the starting point for his digital imagery, entirely created using 3D computer graphics software. The Wizard of Oz, the Church of Catherine of Siena in Lowton near Wigan and American minimalist artist Dan Flavin are all source material for his photograph Juice 2015 for example. By making fiction appear as fact, Half-life of a Miracle highlights and questions the reliability of our belief systems.
About Pat Flynn
Pat Flynn (born 1972) lives and works in Manchester and studied MA Fine Art at Manchester Art School. His previous solo exhibitions include: Cold Children at Marion Scharmann, Köln (2013) and at The International 3, Salford (2012); Draw me a castle at Chapter, Cardiff (2007). Previous group exhibitions include: Sublime at Pushkinskaya 10, St Petersburg (2014), The Tomorrow People at Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery, London (2013); and Digital Aesthetic? at Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston (2012). His work is held in a number of public and private collections including Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre; the University of Salford Art Collection and Inflexion Private Equity. Pat Flynn is represented by The International 3 (Salford) and Marion Scharmann (Köln).