Pat Flynn’s digital inferno Fire tackles the destructiveness
of nature from a different angle. Being both ephemeral and unpredictable,
fire isn’t a particularly classical ‘sculptural’
phenomenon. Flynn therefore takes on the task of rendering a pixellated
two-dimensional world of computer simulated fire in three-dimensions.
The result is an oxymoron, a representation of a representation
that nevertheless corresponds readily with out preconceptions of
how fire would look and behave in an ideal Platonic universe. This
fire is consumed by its own image.
Extract from exhibition essay by curator Dr Neil Mulholland