Born 1956 in West Sussex and educated at Farnham School of Art (West Surrey College of Art & Design)/University of the Creative Arts. Established career as Head of Art at two leading academic independent schools, and formerly Senior Examiner and Moderator with Pearson Edexcel Qualifications. Tom Glynn has been practising full-time at his Sussex-based studio since 2008. Exhibited at the Northern Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.
Two major grant awards received from Southern Arts. Commissioned by BBRK limited, (Shepperton Studios), for a site-specific sculpture. Assisted David Nash with Ash Dome, Blaenau Ffestiniog. Work conserved and exhibited in many private collections in UK, Europe, America and Canada. Awarded 3-Dimensional Sculpture Category, and Special Recognition Category, October 2016, Global International Open Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Gallery, Los Angeles. Featured art collection at saatchiart.com & www.sussex-artists.co.uk
Glynn’s 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. Direct responses to landscape are significant recurring themes.
Glynn works with a multitude of found objects, materials and techniques within the scope of 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).
Themes and visual ideas often 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, collage, assemblage, wood and objets trouvés that yield a profusion of colour, texture, form and spatial complexities.
Glynn’s paintings and sculptures collectively represent a wide outlook upon contemporary issues and the human condition, exposing the placement of familiar everyday fragments revealed within spatial compositions that explore the fast-moving glimpses of the world that are often overlooked and forgotten. Glynn’s multi-surface paintings often explore this concern, while sculptural objects and assemblages explore the psychological force of dreams and memory - the conscious vis-à-vis unconscious as well as feeling and thought.