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Brian Flynn

Brian Flynn
Brian Flynn with one of his artworks at the opening exhibition of the Nūn Art Gallery 2020

Since 2006 British born artist Brian Flynn has been living in Egypt, creating a wide range of work inspired by the culture, the population, the climate and the all-pervading spiritual influence that embraces and protects this sacred land. For the last five years the theme of the great Sufi festivals has been his primary source of inspiration; gatherings of countless thousands of people who come together in the name of Spirit, which lies outside of any religious denomination. And this Spirit that surges through these great festivals today is the same Spirit that has continuously flowed and effervesced throughout Egypt since long before the Pharaonic period.

Taking an allegorical form, the paintings have always focused on the vital essence of the subject in its specific environment, and stylistically they have evolved consistently over the years, each phase culminating in an exhibition. The most recent phase marks both a step forward and a glance back at the same time. Using a basic format of tall, vertical canvases, each captures a detail of one or two heads inspired by earlier works but greatly enlarged to concentrate on the emotional, physical and spiritual expression of the subject. The result is a monumental set of work that evokes the colossal nature of so many ancient Egyptian monuments in a contemporary manner.

Brian Flynn
Brian Flynn

Egypt is most well-known for its monumental works of art; from pyramids to temples to colossal sculpture. Many of these now survive only in fragmentary form yet their messages remain deeply embodied within them. Echoing that great precedence, this series of paintings offers a new, fresh look at the tremendous legacy of Egypt and the Nile, which provides the vital life-blood that flows into it right from the heart of central Africa. They are a tribute to this great land, its people, and its unprecedented alchemical role in synthesising the cultural heritage of so many ancestral traditions in its rich, black land - Kemet.

Each of the works in the most recent series is painted on the Egyptian cotton canvas that is used to make the huge sails for feluccas; its rough-grained weave adds a more grounded, earthy sensuality to the figures. The paintings are like peeking through a keyhole into a magical enchanted world of unexpected colour, emotion and above all, love.

 

Works available at Nūn Art Gallery:

From the Nūn Art Gallery Exhibition "Ruhaniyat"
in November/December 2021
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Red Peacocks
Acrylic on Canvas
100 x 120 cm
30,000 EPG

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Concord
Acrylic on Canvas
100 x 120 cm
30,000 EPG

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Scarlet Ibis
Acrylic on Canvas
100 x 120 cm
30,000 EPG

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Underwater Love
Acrylic on Canvas
120 x 160 cm
40,000 EGP

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The Sea of Love
Acrylic on Canvas
Diameter 160 cm
45,000 EGP

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Rising
Acrylic on Canvas
120 x 160 cm
40,000 EGP

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The Blind Harpist
Acrylic on Canvas
150 x 100 cm
35,000 EGP

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Celebration
Acrylic on Canvas
150 x 130 cm
38,000 EGP

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Initiation
Acrylic on Canvas
150 x 100 cm
40,000 EGP

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Starting the Day
Acrylic on Canvas
70 x 90 cm
22,000 EGP

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The Phoenix
Acrylic on Canvas
130 x 150 cm
38,000 EGP

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Apparitions
Acrylic on Canvas
130 x 150 cm
38,000 EGP

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Bride of the Nile
Acrylic on Canvas
160 x 120 cm
40,000 EGP

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Diving Together
Acrylic on Canvas
150 x 160 cm
SOLD

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We Praise Thee!
Acrylic on Canvas
100 x 150 cm
38,000 EGP

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Green Butterflies
Acrylic on Canvas
44 x 142 cm
20,000 EGP

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Fortune Teller
Acrylic on Canvas
135 x 55 cm
22,000 EGP

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Blue Butterflies
Acrylic on Canvas
44 x 142 cm
20,000 EGP

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Fresh Water
Acrylic on Canvas
40 x 40 cm
10,000 EGP

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Coral Crown
Acrylic on Canvas
80 x 160 cm
26,000 EGP

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Secret Lovers
Acrylic on Canvas
40 x 40 cm
10,000 EGP

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Wading in the Nile
Acrylic on Canvas
58 x 104 cm
20,000 EGP

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Bridal Procession
Acrylic on Canvas
100 x 120 cm
30,000 EGP

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In the Silence
Acrylic on Board
21 x 28 cm
3,000 EGP

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Freedom
Acrylic on Canvas
55 x 135 cm
22,000 EGP

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Will he come soon?
Acrylic on Canvas
120 x 120 cm
35,000 EGP

 
     
From the Nūn Art Gallery Exhibition "Athir - Ethereal Journey"
in February/March 2021
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Earth - From the
"Elements" series

Acrylic on Panel
76 x 153 cm
22,000 EGP

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Water - From the
"Elements" series

Acrylic on Panel
76 x 153 cm
22,000 EGP

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Air - From the
"Elements" series

Acrylic on Panel
76 x 153 cm
22,000 EGP

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Fire - From the
"Elements" series

Acrylic on Panel
76 x 153 cm
22,000 EGP

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Ether - From the
"Elements" series

Acrylic on Panel
76 x 153 cm
SOLD

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The Shamans I
Acrylic on Canvas
50 x 70 cm
15,000 EGP

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Seth
Acrylic on Canvas
160 x 220 cm
30,000 EGP

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African Dancer
Acrylic on Canvas
22 x 22 cm
SOLD

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Abstract
Acrylic on Canvas
100 x 120 cm
30,000 EGP

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African Head I
Acrylic on Canvas
50 x 50 cm
8,000 EGP

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Fire and Water
Acrylic on Canvas
55 x 135 cm
20,000 EGP

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African Head II
Acrylic on Canvas
50 x 50 cm
8,000 EGP

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They Came from Afar
Acrylic on Canvas
100 x 200 cm
SOLD

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Nephthys
Acrylic on Canvas
55 x 135 cm
20,000 EGP

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They said this
could happen

Acrylic on Canvas
70 x 50 cm
15,000 EGP

Brian Flynn    

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Bringing You Pearls
Acrylic on Canvas
70 x 50 cm
SOLD

   
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The 7 Days of Creation
Day 1

Acrylic on Canvas
37 x 26 cm
1,200 EGP

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The 7 Days of Creation
Day 2

Acrylic on Canvas
37 x 26 cm
1,200 EGP

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The 7 Days of Creation
Day 4

Acrylic on Canvas
37 x 26 cm
1,200 EGP

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The 7 Days of Creation
Day 6

Acrylic on Canvas
37 x 26 cm
1,200 EGP

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The 7 Days of Creation
Day 7

Acrylic on Canvas
37 x 26 cm
1,200 EGP

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Palm Fibres 1
Palm Fibres on Panel
30 x 25 cm, framed
1,200 EGP


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Palm Fibres 2
Palm Fibres on Panel
40 x 30 cm, framed
1,200 EGP

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Palm Fibres 3
Palm Fibres on Panel
40 x 30 cm, framed
1,200 EGP

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Palm Fibres 4
Palm Fibres on Panel
30 x 40 cm, framed
1,200 EGP

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Palm Fibres 4
Palm Fibres on Panel
30 x 40 cm, framed
1,200 EGP

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Dervish 1
Painted Fibreglass       
30 cm height
8,000 EGP

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Dervish 2
Painted Fibreglass       
30 cm height
SOLD

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Artist's Galabeya 1
Cotton
140 cm Length
4,000 EGP

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Artist's Galabeya 2
Wool
140 cm Length
4,000 EGP

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Artist's Galabeya 3
Cotton
140 cm Length
4,000 EGP

 

From the Nūn Art Gallery Opening Exhibition
"Nūn - The Inspiration" in February 2020
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Azaleas
Acrylic on Canvas
50 x 70 cm
16,000 EGP

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Woodland
Acrylic on Canvas
80 x 50 cm
17,000 EGP

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Heat Wave
Acrylic on Canvas
100 x 120 cm
30,000 EGP

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Blaze by the Nile
Acrylic on Canvas
50 x 90 cm
15,000 EGP

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The Dervishes Repose
Acrylic on Canvas
50 x 70 cm
15,000 EGP

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Silver Birch
Acrylic on Canvas
55 x 135 cm
22,000 EGP

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In Monet's Garden
Acrylic on Canvas
55 x 135 cm
22,000 EGP

   

 

Other Works by Brian Flynn available at Nūn Art Gallery:

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Invitation
Acrylic on Canvas
55 x 135 cm
SOLD

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Fire (Elements Series)
Acrylic on Panel
76 x 153 cm
22,000 EGP

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Look
Acrylic on Canvas
55 x 135 cm
22,000 EGP

Brian Flynn

Brian Flynn
Brian Flynn

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Sheba
Acrylic and Silver Leaf
on Canvas
120 x 160 cm
40,000 EGP

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Wayfarer
Acrylic on Canvas
55 x 135 cm
25,000 EGP

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Return to the Homeland
Acrylic and Gold Leaf
on Canvas
160 x 150 cm
45,000 EGP

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Jewels
Acrylic on Canvas
40 x 26 cm
SOLD

   
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Zikr (2 artworks)
Acrylic on Canvas
125 x 75 cm each
17,000 EGP both

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Documentary about Brian Flynn:

Egyptian author and filmmaker Ashraf Ezzat directed a 70 minutes documentary
about artist Brian Flynn and his life in Egypt, which premiered on 26/06/20.
The title is Sea of Love - Brian Flynn's Transforming Journey to Egypt.
One of the film locations is the Nūn Art Gallery.

 

Education:

  • 1976 Graduated with Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • 1977-79 Amsterdam: Painting and Silk-screen printing on fabric.
  • 1981-86 Los Angeles, California: stained glass and watercolours
  • 1987-90 Naples, Italy: Wall murals & large-scale watercolours
  • 1991-93 Northern California: Curator for Goethe Academy Art Museum
  • 1993 Thailand & Malaysia: gold-leaf and acrylic paintings
  • 1994-05 Northern California: acrylics and stage design
  • 2005-present Egypt: gold-leaf and acrylic paintings, watercolours

 

Collections:

  • Bulgari Collection, Frascati, Italy
  • Belgian Royal Collection, Bruxelles, Belgium
  • De Pasquale Villa, Capri
  • De Luca/Trapani collection, Napoli, Italy
  • De la Notte Collection, Milano, Italy
  • Dr Dissellhoff Collection, Duesseldorf, Germany
  • Dr Annis Collection, Palo Alto, California
  • Frew Collection, Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas
  • D. Cohen Collection, New York
  • Mogens Monne, Karnak, Egypt
  • Dr Ahmed Tayeb, Gurna, Egypt

 

Stage Productions:

  • Opera: Don Giovanni, Madam Butterfly, Marriage of Figaro, Rigoletto, Magic Flute, The Bourgeois Gentleman, Haensel and Gretel
  • Ballet: The Pharaoh’s Daughter, Swan Lake, Napoli, Gala performances
  • Drama: Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Taming of the Shrew, Conference of the Birds, Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus in Collonus, The Frogs, Goodbye my Fancy

 

Exhibitions:

  • 1988 Noemi Ramer Gallery, Viareggio, Italy
  • 1988 Ca Bianca, Milan, Italy
  • 1989 Galleria Pace, Milan, Italy
  • 1989 More Nuci, Milan, Italy
  • 1989 Castel del’Ovo, Naples, Italy
  • 1993 Gallery Taksu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 1994 Horizons, San Francisco, California
  • 1994 Arts Council Gallery, Marysville, California
  • 1995 Sacramento Arts Council, California
  • 2007 Grand Hyatt Hotel, Cairo
  • 2010-17 Heliopolis Salon, Cairo
  • 2011 Sacramento Arts Council, California
  • 2011 Palace Arts Fair, London
  • 2012 On a Caravan, Maadi, Cairo
  • 2012 Amduat, Saad Zaghloul, Cairo
  • 2013 Vuoto Addio, Utopia 440, Napoli
  • 2014 2nd Upper Egyptian Salon, Luxor
  • 2015 African Film Festival, Luxor
  • 2015 3rd Upper Egyptian Salon, Luxor
  • 2015 Pearl Fishers, Scuderie di Villa Favorita, Napoli
  • 2016 4th Upper Egyptian Salon, Luxor
  • 2016 Google offices, San Francisco, California
  • 2017 5th Upper Egyptian Salon, Luxor
  • 2018 Luxor Art Gallery, Luxor, Egypt
  • 2018 Samah Gallery, Cairo
  • 2019 Azad Gallery, Cairo, Group exhibition
  • 2019 Luxor Art Gallery, Luxor, Egypt
  • 2019 Alisanne Wonderland Gallery, Saint Germain, Paris
  • 2020 Nūn Art Gallery Opening Exhibition Nūn - The Inspiration, Luxor
  • 2020 Luxor University African Forum Exhibition, Luxor
  • 2020 Nūn Art Gallery Luxor, Summer Collection 2020
  • 2021 Nūn Art Gallery Luxor, Athir - Ethereal Journey, Double exhibition with Mona Vardi
  • 2021 Nūn Art Gallery Luxor, Summer Collection 2021

Brian Flynn
Brian Flynn with one of his paintings

 

Television/Publications:

  • 1991-95 Artists Alive, Sacramento Cable TV, featured artist in 6 programs
  • 1992-93 Encyclopedia of Living Artists in America, vol. 3, vol.4, Artnetwork
  • 1993 Erotic Art by living artists Volume IV, Artnetwork
  • Several TV interviews in Egypt

 

Press:

On occasion of the Athir exhibition with Brian Flynn at Nūn Art Gallery, Haggag Salama wrote an article about the artist, which was published in Al Arab, UK.

Article about Artist Brian Flynn

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