Brendan Flaherty – MFA Graduate, 2013

Brendan Flaherty, Amphitrite or Eve, oil on canvas, 176 x 176 cm, 2012

Brendan Flaherty, Amphitrite or Eve, oil on canvas, 176 x 176 cm, 2012

My work of late has been about considering the inherent possibilities in figurative painting, and consists of paintings of oil on canvas. Through the use of motifs drawn from art history coupled with personal references I have sought to create narratives that question what it is I paint.  I have been interested in the point at which the gestural application of paint engages with the imagery I use, or the space between the painting and the image.

Brendan Flaherty, Anthem of the Sun, oil on canvas, 175 x 182 cm, 2012

Brendan Flaherty, Anthem of the Sun, oil on canvas, 175 x 182 cm, 2012

Brendan Flaherty, Brendan's Voyage, oil on canvas, 152 x 234 cm, 2013

Brendan Flaherty, Brendan’s Voyage, oil on canvas, 152 x 234 cm, 2013

Brendan Flaherty, Dump, oil on canvas, 158 x 165 cm, 2013

Brendan Flaherty, Dump, oil on canvas, 158 x 165 cm, 2013

Brendan Flaherty, Housefire, oil on canvas, 160 x 142 cm, 2013

Brendan Flaherty, Housefire, oil on canvas, 160 x 142 cm, 2013

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