ROBERT FLYNT, Untitled, 2000; 8 x 5 in., c-print. Edition of 35.
Robert Flynt explores the malleable nature of photography by combining two photographs, one a figure photographed (usually underwater) by Flynt, and the other a found 19th century photograph, creating a new meaning in the juxtaposition. In his pairing of disparate images, he forges unexpected relationships and inferences between the subjects.
Robert Flynt's work has been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad since 1980. It has been shown in major museums, galleries, and alternative spaces, as well as in collaborative performance and dance projects.
In 1992 he was included in “New Photography 8” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where his work is in the permanent collection, as well as in the Metropolitan Museum, The International Center of Photography (NY), and L.A. County Museum, among many others In 2012, his work was featured in “Naked Before the Camera” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
Along with numerous visiting artist and residency engagements throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe, Flynt has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Light Work, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Art Matters, the Peter S. Reed Foundation, and the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy. Most recently he was a resident at Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain.
Flynt’s work has appeared in numerous photo publications, anthologies and artist’s books. His 1996 monograph, Compound Fracture (Twin Palms Publishers) received a Best Books of the Year award from the American Institute of Graphic Arts.