Marcus Glenn

History

Glenn is one of the most exciting young artists to emerge in recent years. He has commissioned works of art hanging in exclusive private and public collections throughout the world. He is one of the most widely collected contemporary artists, and his collectors eagerly await each new creation. Marcus has sold artwork in 67 different countries to many thousands of art enthusiasts. His work can be found in important collections throughout the world.

“I always tell people that what I do is a labor of love and to be able to share it with the world, the masses, is a blessing.”

Inspiration

While the use of his imagination is clearly evident, each artwork is intensely personal to Glenn in that he draws upon his own experience and the experiences of people around him for inspiration.

His works are heavily jazz-infused although he’s not actually a musician himself. When he was growing up, his father was an avid jazz collector. Glenn remembers listening to the records, capturing that moment in time. When he began painting from these memories, he liberated the vision of the characters and instruments like the creativity within the jazz.

Marcus will often pay homage to other artists by incorporating their work into his imagery in his series, “A Day at the Gallery.” Many viewers enjoy stepping into his realm of colorful and unique imagery, inspired by the rhythm and blues within his compositions.

His works are often peppered with symbolism, most apparent in his colorful floorboards. Marcus paints with “the palette of God,” something that kept him grounded when his career began to spike. His floorboards jut at different angles – a spectrum of colors – and provide a “foundation of love” for humankind. His figures are animated and mannerist in approach, often stretching and twisting into impossible positions. Glenn says that he elongates his figures, breathing life into their instruments as they become one through the element of jazz.