For this series, I chose to employ simple geometric shapes in such a way that the imagery is layered and complex. Each shape or figure becomes part of a number of more intricate patterns that should draw the eye in different ways, thus making their own and unique claim for attention.
I see the imagery as musical—choreographed to show movement. I also chose vibrant colors and used them in combinations that could be considered discordant. In so doing, I hope to jar the viewer out of a conventional manner of looking at color. Ultimately, because of the layering of shape and color, each viewing should yield its own emotional response.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jonathan Nash Glynn was born and raised in New Jersey. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts at Tufts University and got his MFA at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He taught painting at the Minneapolis Colledge of Art and Design and ceramics at Montclair State College.
Glynn has exhibited widely across the country. Solo shows include Arthur T. Kalaher Fine Art, Southampton, NY; Pace Collection, Palazetti, Sarah Rentschler Gallery, Littlejohn-Smith Gallery, and Carlyn Gallery, New York, NY; Chrysalis Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; and Carol Getz Gallery, Coral Gables, FL. Group shows include The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY: folioeast, East Hampton, NY; Miller Gallery, New York, NY; Swan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Joan Robey Gallery, Denver, CO; Gallerie Martin, Boca Raton, FL; Caroline Lee Gallery, Houston, TX; Gaspari Gallery, New Orleans, LA; and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, among other exhibits.
Glynn is the founder of Wings Over Haiti, a non-profit dedicated to building schools in central Haiti. He lives fulltime in Sag Harbor, NY.