Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Seamus Heaney Portrait in Bronze

Flanagan's sculpture carries on the classical tradition of western art, but his work is firmly situated in the twentieth century. The power of his representations of individuals lies in his ability to convey personality and at the same time explore possibilities of form and texture in a way which shows concern for, and delight in, the potential of bronze as a material in itself.

Jonathan Bell
© Philip Flanagan

Philip Flanagan at the Fermanagh Museum 2008

The works in this exhibition were painted between 2004 - 2008. They are based on observations of the Fermanagh Landscape. The paintings are made up of diluted washes of acrylic on primed linen and are deeply influenced by the atmosphere around my studio - the peace, the energy and the spirituality of the place.
They are impressions of many things at the same time, a synthesis between the natural world and the personal world, between landscape and inscape.