Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

Perfect Danger, 2001
inkjet and embroidered text on canvas
32 x 34 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

Conspiracy is Stronger Than Witchcraft, 1995
embroidery on fabric
15 1/2 x 18 5/8 inches

Rob Wynne book Locks Gallery

A Beautiful Sound, 2004
felt, silk embroidery, hand letter set
published by Carpe Diem Press
19 x 14 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

Faux, 2008
pigment print on canvas with embroidery
36 x 30 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

Can You Explain What You Mean..., 2000
thread on vellum
25 x 19 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

Farewell, 2001
inkjet and embroidered text on canvas
32 x 34 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

I'm Lonely for Myself, 2008
four color screen print with hand applied glitter
60 x 40 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

In the Air, 2009
pigment on canvas with embroidery and glitter
28 x 23 3/4 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

Argema Mittrei, 1993
photograph and embroidered felt
25 1/8 x 22 7/8 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

School of Fontainebleau, 1996
photograph and embroidered text on felt
17 1/2 x 17 1/8 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

Exit, 1988
iris print
23 x 18 7/8 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

I Throw Myself Among the Dead, 1996
photograph and embroidered text on felt
26 1/8 x 28 1/8 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

Simply, 1994
embroidery on fabric
4 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

Away, 2004
pigment on canvas with embroidery and glitter
23 1/2 x 29 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

Flame, 2013
unique pigment print on canvas, diamond dust, synthetic ribbon
56 x 42 x 5 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

I Walk Everyday in Search of You, 2008
four color screen print with hand applied glitter
60 x 40 inches

Rob Wynne book Locks Gallery

Selected Words, 2002
felt, silk embroidery, hand letter set
published by Carpe Diem Press
19 x 14 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

I Am Still Alive, 1972
telegram
9 x 12 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.