My name is Rowan Flint and I am here to be curious about our visual world.
Scottish artist exploring Painting, Printmaking, Installation and Collaboration. GSA Graduate 2016.
Owner and Holistic Therapist at Holistic Flint, Glasgow Est. Sept 2018
Life Drawing Tutor at Glasgow Art Club, Glasgow Nov - Dec 2018
Apprentice Printmaker at IST_PRINTING, Glasgow Apr - Oct 2017
Studio Internship at Timorous Beasties, Glasgow Feb - Mar 2017
Performer in Whereabouts You Are? by Inês Bento Coelho
GSA PhD Exhibition, Reid Gallery, Glasgow Oct-Nov 2016
Studio Internship at Sandersons, Uxbridge Sept 2014
Govanhill Lanterns Project, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow July 2014
Studied Painting and Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow Jun 2012 - 2016
The Perfect Spot, Tchai Ovna, Glasgow June - July 2018
Women's Work: Being Seen (Pt 2), Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie October - November 2017
PARAMIC, Paralympic Funded Permanent Installation,
at Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Hospital, London August - September 2017
Woman's Work: Being Seen (Pt 1), Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie April 2017
Emerging Contemporaries, The Glasgow Art Club, Glasgow January 2017
DerDieDas Ensemble, Weirdo Warehouse, Glue Factory, Glasgow October 2016
New Generation Show 2016, Compass Gallery, Glasgow July 2016
Garden of Unearthly Delights, GSA Degree Show, Glasgow Jun-Jul 2016
Painting & Printmaking, Grace and Fyfe Clark Gallery, Glasgow May 2015
KSDIY, The Shipon Gallery, Kurt Schwitters Merzbarn, Cumbria August 2014
Algarve Wandering Residency, Algarve Coast, Portugal April 2019
Backyard Residency, Aberdeenshire, Scotland April 2017
FAR (Floating Art Residency), Loch Shiel, Scotland July 2016
KSDIY Merzbarn Residency, Kurt Schwitters Merzbarn, Cumbria July 2014
Hospitalfield Drawing Sessions, Hospitalfield, Arbroath May 2012
BP Portrait Award Winter Schools, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen November 2011
Soul Synergy, Logo Design for Soul Synergy Therapies, Glasgow January 2019
Brief Encounter, Poster Design for Iron Road Collective, Glenfinnan February 2018
Edging Forward, Logo Design for Robbie Crow, Glasgow January 2018
Mack #1, Album Artwork for Crawford Mack, London December 2016
We Are The Circumference, Album Artwork for Graeme Miller, Glasgow November 2016
Central Station, Album Artwork for Crawford Mack, London October 2016
My artwork explores a diverse range of methodologies engaging with raw emotion and adaptability. I work with a core paradox: Everyone’s perspective is unique but we share experience more commonly that we are able or willing to comprehend.
Across printmaking, installation, painting and material driven practices, I respond to my experience of being and doing in place.
I listen to the experiences of others and look to make shared curiosity inherent within existing spaces. I want to challenge the notion of overwriting history, of appropriating cultures and of dictating meaning. I build worlds that are at odds with ours, but that make reference to reality in order to freely ask questions. In essence, I create work that a viewer autonomously interprets by being motivated to engage.
Through my formal training at GSA; as a studio intern; apprentice printmaker and assorted freelance work, I have learnt to respond to materials, environments and people to develop an impactful outcome. I process, combine, research and recombine the fundamental elements of a situation to find intersections of feeling and honesty.
I am drawn to grotesque subversions of Hiernoymous Bosch; the resilience of Nancy Spero; the passion of Wangechi Mutu and the playfulness of Pipilotti Rist. I explore the hybrid and the humourous through the language of multiplicity, of interconnectivity.
My hope is that through sheer curiosity, we might collectively find balance.
I am extremely interested in hearing your opinion and would welcome discussion on any response you may have.
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