And I Still Don’t Know Which Way To Go, 2017
Daniel Flynn’s practice involves making large-scale textile banners out of acquired drop sheets and applying illustrations and fragments of text across them. Working in a manner which is off-the-cuff and responsive to the other marks made on the drop sheet, Daniel begins to construct a narrative that is concerned with the complexities of everyday contemporary life and explores how this affects understanding of individual autonomy and identity.
Daniel’s mark-making draws from a diaristic practice of collected notes and imagery on everyday life, which begins to engage with contemporary melancholy as a shared human experience, inherent to the human condition. This self-reflective exploration into human experiences becomes a way to negotiate politics, social networks and the everyday, whilst focusing on the effect of disillusionment to adopt an attitude of doing the best with what’s on hand.
Image: Daniel Flynn, Bodies In The Sun, And I Still Don’t Know Which Way To Go, 2017. Embroidery thread, acrylic, spray paint and pencil on drop cloth. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Daniel Flynn’s study pathway, specifically completing his Bachelor in Design with Honours in Fine Arts, blurs the functions of art and design to question ‘How do we navigate everyday life as a way of understanding our political agency and autonomy?’ Or put more colloquially ‘What is the point of all of this?’
Image: Daniel Flynn, 2017. Photo by Harleigh English.