Útlendingur provides a critique of this idealised version of Iceland from the point of view of an outsider. As a response to the mythic, Útlendingur focuses on the sights of the everyday and seeks to capture the ordinary events within the landscape which often go unnoticed. The result is a playful and affectionate subversion of familiar motifs and an alternative representation of Iceland which goes beyond the clichéd images often used as promotional material in tourist brochures and in mainstream media.
About the Artist
Sarah Flynn is an award winning Irish photographer and holds a BA (Hons) in Photography from the Dublin Institute of Technology. Drawing inspiration from everyday observations, Flynn’s practice frequently explores themes around photographic representation and globalisation. She has exhibited at The Gallery of Photography, The Copper House Gallery, The Courthouse Arts Centre and Alliance Française and most has recently been selected for the Royal Ulster Academy’s 136th Annual Exhibition. Flynn’s work is held in Leszek Wolnik’s collection and recent online and offline publications include The Irish Times, Abridged Magazine, LensCulture and Iceview Magazine.
In 2017 she was selected as artist in residence for the NES Artist Residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland and Atelier A in Apricale, Italy. Alongside her art work, Flynn has worked on commercial projects for the Irish Traditional Music Archives, Lankum (formerly Lynched) and Cormac Begley.
Printed in 2017
45 x 62 cm
Edition of 10
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