The Gozo paintings display surface forms that point towards harmonious relationships of shape and colour, but present us with breaks in structure that frustrate any easy synthesis. They deny a … more
The inspiration for these paintings comes from the play of light on an exterior patio, in Rome, viewed through louvered shutters from a dark interior. The works concern themselves with the contrast … more
I am interested in the ' plastic 'space of a flat plane, such as a canvas: perceived rather than real space, a landscape of the imagination that concerns itself with firmness and balance of volumes, … more
This work stems from numerous visits to Kearney in County Down, N. Ireland.
In the paintings I suggest rather than describe the topography of the landscape, the paintings are a contour of my … more
Philip Flanagan is a born artist, who is also a contemplative. He has a calm and peace which allows him to observe precisely and to note detail accurately, but he has the balance not to be … more
The works in this exhibition were painted between 2005 and 2008 and are based on observations of light falling on the hard-edged profile of an unused concrete sill. The paintings are executed in … more
In Winter Light the paintings are physical experiences, at the same time as being joyous metaphysical compositions, enjoying a riot of colour relationships for all their formality.
The works are a … more
The Bullersten pictures were the first major works Flanagan produced after moving to County Fermanagh. The word 'Bullersten' is Scandinavian in origin. It is most often used to describe a boulder … more
Large parts of the uplands of the Border counties have been given over to forestry, and walking in these great tracts of conifer plantation has lead to the development of the Forest Walk series of … more
The inspiration for these painting came from the play of the light on a small concrete block (23 x 23 x 6 cm), an austere, plain form relieved by several chamfered lines at one side, which created … more