1985 - 2020
Flynn Morris-Clarke’s paintings explore a psychosocial tradition of western portraiture as it exists within its contextual limit as a twenty-first century art practice. Using a plethora of found imagery, taken generally (but not always) from American, film and photography, Morris-Clarke looks to speculate how a romantic notion of intimacy could be classified as a difficult extension of voyeurism. Still this theme never becomes overly dominate; instead Morris-Clarke’s voyeuristic detachment is ultimately overplayed by the psychological brooding of his subjects, which seem to bring us somewhat closer.
Flynn Morris-Clarke qualified from the Dunedin School of Art gaining a Master of Visual Arts, majoring in painting in 2011. His work has been included in numerous group and solo shows and has sold nationally and internationally. His painting also is included in the Wallace Arts Trust art collection.