James Flynn is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, born in 1958. Although he has always painted, at the age of 17, Flynn began his life as a mariner. In the course of sailing to Brazil and Africa, he studied the science of Spherical Trigonometry and acquired his knowledge in the art of Terrestrial and Celestial Navigation. This experience contributed greatly to his aesthetic and precision technique. For twenty-three years Flynn produced most of his art working out of his printmaking studio in Pilottown, LA, where he piloted ships on the Mississippi River as a Barpilot for the Port of New Orleans. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept his studio into the Gulf of Mexico, destroying his life’s work. In 2006, a life-altering injury forced Flynn to change the way he creates and produces art. His painting process is one that he innovated. In 1989, Flynn ventured to Mexico seeking out the Surrealist painter/sculptor Pedro Friedeberg. Flynn has since participated in several exhibitions with Friedeberg in Mexico. In 2003, he began work as the last studio assistant to Abstract Minimalist Peter Lobello. Flynn is inspired by the work of Victor Vasarely, Yvaral Vasarely, and Georges Seurat, the innovator of Chromoluminarism.

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