Born in Johannesburg, South Africa Roy Flior has lived in Sydney Australia since 1998.
He was an executive in a well established business in Johannesburg, continuing in the same industry following his emigration to Sydney. Sculpting has been a lifelong interest and since his retirement it is now a full time activity.
Roy Flior is entirely self taught and work in wood, stone, bronze and resin compounds. Early work focussed on large carved wooden forms in hard woods sourced from Mauritius. Sculpting a series of tabletop figures cast in bronze or resin lasted a period of almost twenty years. This was followed by a return to the use of wood with scored, painted Totems and more modern assembled wooden figures painted in acrylics of “Sheila” is a prime example. Roy Flior was a Finalist in the Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture 2016 with his work “Sheila” chosen from almost 250 entries Australia wide.
His sculptures are in private collections in South Africa, London and Sydney.
Works exhibited at:
Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture 2016 – Sydney
“Artspace on the Concourse” Chatswood, Sydney 2016
Mosman Village Festival of Sculpture 2007 Sydney
Darling Park Exhibition Sydney 2000, 2001, 2007, 2010, 2012
Sculpture Society Summer Exhibition 2002 Renaissance Hotel Sydney
Theosophical Art and Appreciation Centre Johannesburg 1987