Emily O'Flynn, born Cork, Ireland, completed her BA Honours Degree in Fine Art at Crawford College of Art and Design in 2012. Since graduating she has continued to live and work in Cork City. She is the Visual Arts Programmer and in-house curator of TACTIC, Sample-Studios.
Combining print, paint and the use of digital media, O'Flynn seeks to investigate the transmutation of an image/object from its original "authentic" state throughthe virrtual and metaphysical to the formation of a new image/object. She questions our experience and understanding of originality, production, authenticity and the diffusion and creation of imagery and objects. The notion of what is accessible through the computer screen is central to her work, and how that effects and colours our understanding of the word, commodity and production.
O'Flynn's curatorial interests and ambitions lie in the curation of contemporary painting and veer into the relm of the digital, and the post-internet spectrum. She is specifically interested in the radically diversified components of contemporary painting, with the view to examine the transformation and expansion of this field. The transmutaion of a work that takes the digital as a starting point to the production of a real world object or image is also a central interest to O'Flynn's curatorial motives. As well as examining the diversity of contemporary painting's meanings and eclecticism, O'Flynn hopes to explore the ever redefining conditions necessary for a work of art to be described as “painting” through the merging and investigation of these two interests.