Artist: Tom Glynn
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About The Artist
I have a long and varied fascination with ‘Wood’. My themes explore incongruity, archaeological qualities, visual ambiguity, pictorial and real space, political irony, symbol and humour, resulting in a wide range of outcomes made from expressively applied paint, assemblage, wood and objets trouvés that yield a plethora of colour, texture, form and spatial complexities.
Dr James Fox, British Art Historian and Broadcaster has written my critique, available in full on my website.
“Tom Glynn is one of the most inventive British artists working today. Moving effortlessly between artforms, materials and techniques, he makes beautiful, playful and sophisticated images, infused with a deeply-felt love of the world around him”.
Dr James Fox
25 June 2020
Practising full-time since 2008, I exhibited at the Northern Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. Two major grant awards were received from Southern Arts.
I assisted David Nash with Ash Dome, Blaenau Ffestiniog and was commissioned by BBRK limited, (Shepperton Studios), for a site-specific sculpture.
My art is conserved and exhibited in many private collections in the UK, Europe, America and Canada.
I was awarded 3-Dimensional / Sculpture Category and Special Recognition Category in October 2016 - Global International Open Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Gallery - Featured art collection at saatchiart.com
My painting and sculpture explore the narrative of everyday events and issues; historical journeys, the paradox of objects, and the abstract qualities of both landscape and the built environment. Aspects of the Sussex landscape are significant recurring themes.
I work with a multitude of found objects, materials and techniques within the scope of both painting and sculpture, in order to harness the mystery and visual excitement created by juxtaposition, visual memory and spatial configurations - (the surrealist and dada placement of objects and images). Louise Nevelson, Joseph Cornell, Howard Hodgkin, Ivon Hitchens and William Turnbull, whom I met at his Camden Square house and studio in the 1970’s, have been especially influential. I have also been significantly influenced by David Nash, whom I also met, at his Blaenau Ffestiniog home and studio and later, assisted him with his ‘Ash Dome’ in 1976.