Glenn Marlowe
Medium: Sculpture

Studio Location:
44-02 11th Street - Studio# 202

Phone: 917-699-7334



Artist Bio:
Glenn Marlowe has been an artist formore than 35 years.
In the beginning, he focused on painting, drawing and pastel work. After painting in a dramatic impasto style, he found sculpture a natural transition, and has been sculpting since 1980.

He works towards controlling and manipulating form. Anatomy classes at New York???s Columbia Presbyterian Hospital enabled him to learn the true spirit of the human form. The biomechanics of muscle and bone continue to influence his work, instilling a sense of dynamic motion in his sculpture.

He models the structural elements of his pieces after the Renaissance artists Donatello, Michelangelo and Bernini. Studying the work of these masters-in-situ has greatly impacted the development of his sculptural style.

He carved marble for many years, and had great success working in that medium. Today, he uses clay to model his work, while casting in hydrocal and working the surface to appear as marble. All the works shown can be recast in bronze, polished cement (for outdoor display) or acrylic resin.

The size of his sculptures ranges between miniature and over-life sizes. His work varies from head or bust portraits to torsos in full-length forms, always in the figurative style you see.

As a Life Member at New York???s Art Students League, Allied Artist, Audubon Artists and the National Sculpture Society, he has worked with many well-known artists who have mentored him through the years, as he mentors others in return.

Since 1992 when he had his first solo exhibit in Manhattan, he has continued to show his work in Gramercy Park and Chelsea areas including the National Sculpture Society, Salmagundi Club, Audubon Society, Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, Ocean County College ,Glenn???s newest and greatest accomplishment is his acceptance as an elected member of NSS.

Born in New York in 1947, he lives with his wife Judy in a Manhattan apartment barely a block away from Central Park and Lincoln Center. Using an approach that combines academics with dimensional creativity, he also taught math to accelerated students, grades 6 through 12, in the New York City School System.

Artist Statement:
A profound awareness of the kinesthetic world has been my most powerful muse. Through the lens of sculpture I explore compound fleeting gestures of the human figure.
My observations of human movement suggest various depictions and geometrical configurations of musculature for my sculptures' compositions. These anatomical designs format and illuminate the mis-en-scene of my multi-figured works.
When quoting Rodin, Paul Gsell restated; "The face of the soul; the mobility of the features of the face seem to us the only exterior expression of the spiritual life. In reality there is not a muscle of the body which does not express the inner variations of feeling".

All images and text copyright Glenn Marlowe