Small Test Pattern 2
By Tom McGlynn
By Tom McGlynn
Gouache, Acrylic and gouache on wood
Dimensions: 40.6cm (H) x 50.8cm (W) / 16" (H) x 20" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings
Estimated delivery for this item is between 14 October - 19 October
This item ships from United States of America
Please note that this item is unframed and will be shipped flat
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About the art
Test Pattern series sets up a generic template as a poetic prompt to consider how behavioural responses to color and form stimulate an abstract sense of contemporary being.
The ostensible template here refers to the color calibration test of the machinic eye (the camera's eye) in a common tool for this purpose, the test pattern. This is not a strictly conceptual usage however, but more of a purposeful play with instrumental meaning and its possible liberation in poetic trance.
Like the Survey and Decal series, the Test Pattern series intend to refer to technological and social conditioning, or the abstraction of contemporary experience, and also the potential for transcending that conditioning by grasping it in the physical and perhaps less-determined form of paintings on wood panel.
Hometown: New Jersey
Based in: New York
Tom McGlynn is an American abstract artist whose oeuvre explores interactive color and proportion in tension with their potential semiotic meaning. He is also an independent curator and a writer, contributing regularly to The Brooklyn Rail. Furthermore, the artist is the founding director of Beautiful Fields, an organization dedicated to …
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