Flemming Christoffersen

Preview: 6-8pm Thursday 2 February. Continues until Saturday 11 February 2006.

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Flemming Christoffersen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark where he studied Graphic Design & Illustration for four years at the Copenhagen Institute of Art. Upon moving to Dublin in 1968, he worked as an Art Director in various eminent advertising agencies and, from 1989 to 2004, enjoyed a highly successful occupation as a freelance illustrator before dedicating all of his time to a professional career in fine art.
A keen angler and proficient traditional-Irish musician, such pastimes have provided much of the inspiration for Flemming's choice of subject matter, and their influences are evident in his expressive, fluid and energetic approach to painting. Although landscape and portraiture are his most prevalent choice of topic, they are often peppered by recurrent themes such as horse fairs and his highly popular depictions of cattle markets. His compositions derive from a combination of personal photographs and archival material, such as newspaper cuttings collected during his residency in Ireland. This use of archetypal imagery underlines the ephemeral quality of Irish life and ensures that the context of his work is at all times cultural and historical.
Flemming has exhibited his paintings with the Oisín Gallery since 2003. He launched the gallery's 2004 programme of exhibitions and events by participating in a group exhibition of international artists. Since then, his work has featured in numerous group events throughout the year, including the gallery's Annual Summer and Christmas exhibitions; together with the Wexford Art Exhibition, held in conjunction with the Wexford Opera Festival. This is his first solo-exhibition with the gallery.
- Antoinette L. Sinclair

Paintings in the exhibition