Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

THE LURE OF UNKNOWN REGIONS BEYOND THE RIM OF EXPERIENCE, 2013
hand-poured and mirrored glass
134 x 78 inches

Rob Wynne glass text Locks Gallery

SILENCE THAT WANTS TO SPEAK, 2008
hand poured and mirrored glass
84 x 60 inches

Rob Wynne glass text Locks Gallery

INVISIBLE, 1992
blown glass, sand
96 x 18 x 7 inches

Rob Wynne glass text Locks Gallery

LIKE THE FLICKERING OF A CANDLE, 2008
poured and mirrored glass
103 x 76 inches

Rob Wynne glass text Locks Gallery

THE VANISHED WORLD, 2015
hand poured and mirrored glass
37 x 43 inches

Rob Wynne glass text Locks Gallery

RAPTURE, 2007
poured and mirrored glass
23 x 54 inches

Rob Wynne glass text Locks Gallery

ETCETERA, 2015
hand poured and mirrored glass
21 x 47 inches

Rob Wynne glass text Locks Gallery

QUIVER, 2008
poured and mirrored glass
39 x 65 inches

Rob Wynne glass text Locks Gallery

GLIMMER, 2015
hand poured and mirrored green glass
23 x 52 inches

Rob Wynne glass text Locks Gallery

A PLACE THAT DOESN'T EXIST, 2008
poured and mirrored glass
74 x 87 inches

Rob Wynne glass text Locks Gallery

LONG AGO..., 2012
hand poured and mirrored green glass
35 x 38 inches

Rob Wynne glass text Locks Gallery

RUE DE FLEURUS, 2011
poured and mirrored glass
30 x 39 inches

Rob Wynne glass text Locks Gallery

IN COG NITO, 2011
poured and mirrored glass
41 x 25 inches

Rob Wynne glass text Locks Gallery

FOR EVER, 2011
poured and mirrored glass
39 x 32 inches

Rob Wynne glass text Locks Gallery

AFTER ALL, 2011
poured and mirrored glass
35 x 45 inches

Rob Wynne glass text Locks Gallery

ADIEU, 2011
poured and mirrored glass
21 x 40 inches

Rob Wynne glass text Locks Gallery

?, 2011
poured and mirrored glass
25 x 9 inches

Artist Bio

Rob Wynne’s art is intertwined with allusive phrases that he appropriates from literature, television and conversations. Once extracted from their context, and juxtaposed with Wynne’s surreal, nostalgic imagery, they create a Proustian atmosphere where such figures as Louis Aragon, Maria Callas, and Georges Bataille seem to have a dialogue. In his 1990s installations at Holly Solomon Gallery and Grey Art Gallery in New York, Wynne embroidered photographs of 18th century Meissen figurines with fresh anachronistic texts; lined rooms with butterflies or snakes silkscreened on wallpaper; and embroidered suits with Jean Genet’s stage directions before hanging them in the window. In his most recent work, Wynne choreographs large hand-poured letters of mirrored glass on the walls to embody his collection of borrowed thoughts such as ADIEU, VISIBLE SILENCE, and BE COME!.

Rob Wynne has had numerous solo gallery exhibitions, including JGM Galerie, Paris; Galerie Edward Mitterand, Geneva; and Holly Solomon Gallery, New York. His work has been featured in group exhibitions at the McNay Art Museum, TX; P.S.1 Institute for Contemporary Art, NY; Long Beach Museum of Art, CA; The Drawing Center, NY; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Wynne's work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, NY; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; Centre Pompidou, France; The Norton Museum of Art, FL; the Columbus Museum of Art, OH; and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris.