Flatley’s paintings feature in Mayfair exhibition

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The world’s best-known Irish dancer Michael Flatley invited creatives from the arts and entertainment world to his visual art exhibition, Firedance, in Mayfair, the heartland of galleries for the rich.

Among his guests were golfer Paul McGinley, fashion photographer Alistair Guy, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland of Belvoir Castle, Lady Violet Manners, banking heiress Hum Fleming and Washington-born Libyan princess Alia Al Senussi, an art patron, amongst others.

The exhibition featured over fifteen of his newest paintings, which he fashioned using his feet rather than paintbrushes.

Flatley and his agent insist that using dance movements rather than brushes creates strong energetic, choreographed abstract compositions on canvas.

The exhibition was timed to coincide with Flatley’s last ever UK performance of Lord of the Dance Dangerous Games at the Wembley Arena last month.

Suggested higlights of his exhibition include Firedance and Oh Pretty One!, which he said arose from his exploration of movement and for which he was inspired by Jackson Pollock and Gerhard Richter.

Oscar Wilde, painted in 2015 by the artist, was inspired by David Bomberf, the so-called father of British abstractionists.

The exhibition will run until July 18 at 12 Hay Hill Club.

The works from the show are available to view online at www.michaelflatleyart.com


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