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Norman O’Flynn born (b. 1971), lives and works in Cape Town as a painter, sculptor and all round constructor.

Norman has a deep understanding of the pop art tradition and explores the meaning of this genre in today’s context. He expresses it in a visual language that looks at the explosion of knowledge, the viral spread of imagery and ideas, the speed of change and the culture of celebrity and self-adulation. Ever present is the uncertain threat of violence, normalised and made palatable as it is fed to our many screens – paradoxically keeping us both connected and disengaged.


  • 1988-1992 BA Fine Arts, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa


  •  2007 ABSA L’Atelier finalist
  •  2006 Pro Helvetia Swiss Residency Fellowship
  •  2005 ABSA L’Atelier finalist
  •  2004 Brett Kebble Art Awards finalist
  •  2004 ABSA L’Atelier finalist
  •  1992 Irma Stern Award for Excellence in Printmaking


  • 2018 Timekeeper, Art Supermarket Asia, Hong Kong
  • 2018 GNOMON. Worldart, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2017 Better & Better. Worldart, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2016 The good, the bad and the BOOM! Worldart, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2015 BANG BANG BOOM. Diedericks Faber. Johannesburg / Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2012 Guardians. Worldart, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2010 Deep Down we all want to rob a Bank. Erdmann Contemporary. Cape Town, South Africa.
  • 2009 The World Needs Me. Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2007 Never Too Late To Be A Man, Bell Roberts Contemporary, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2005 The Bull and Other Stories, Bell Roberts Contemporary, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2005 Currency, AVA, Association for Visual Art, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2004 Behind The Tent, Thapong, Gabarone, Botswana


WORLDART CONVERSATIONS: Better & Better by Norman O'Flynn (solo exhibition 2017)

Norman O'Flynn: Better & Better

Norman O'Flynn: The good, the bad and the boom!

Published Articles

Untouchable transcenders of time

Norman O'Flynn Business Day May 2017 Read More

O’Flynn warns of the loss of real creativity

Norman O'Flynn Cape Times 15 May 2017 Read More

Sacred Saints

Norman O’Flynn Sunday Times Lifestyle Magazine 22 May 2016 Read More

Tattoo portaits of reality

Norman O’Flynn Sunday Argus 1 May 2016 Read More

The good the bad and the “boom!”

Norman O’Flynn Ashraf Jamal March 2016 Read More

A Viewer reviews Norman O’Flynn’s Solo Exhibition

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