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Artist ID: 2371

My most recent body of work, which began as Covid-19 swept the world, is an homage to the American Dream. These paintings reflect how our dreams for a better life have evolved as we fight towards the light and truth during these difficult times. In each work, I want the viewer to connect with universal moments that we all share, capturing the essence of our collective human story.
The foundation of each painting are hundreds of written words that come to me as I am painting. Words like “Freedom” and “Question” are covered as the painting progresses but remnants remain in the completed work. My intention on painting over the written words and leaving parts of the words visible- is to create an intentional push and pull with the viewer, to making them wonder what words may have been written beneath and how that may relate to the work on view. My ultimate goal is to encourage the viewer to question not only the work itself, but ultimately what the American Dream is to them.

Caitlin Flynn received her BFA from the University of New Hampshire. While attending UNH she sold and exhibited her work. After living and exhibiting in Santiago, Chile, Flynn moved to NYC and earned her Master's degree from Pratt Institute. She lived and exhibited in NYC for 6 years before moving to Neptune Beach, FL. Flynn currently exhibits and sells her work internationally.

Flynn gathers inspiration from both Abstract Expressionism, Romare Beardon, Wolf Kahan, and the Bay Area Figurative Movement.

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