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Glynis Owen BA, ATC, FRBS

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Sculptor Glynis Owen BA, ATC, FRBS
Glynis Owen with recent commission `Regolith`

About Glynis Owen

"Glynis Owen`s work travels the fluid line between figurative and abstract art." In stone, glass and metals, Glynis Owen creates distinctive civic, private and commemorative works from her studio in Hampstead, London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors and a member of the Printmakers Council. An author of books on the techniques of sculpture, she is also a consultant and designer of awards. Her work has been commissioned and widely exhibited and is held in both public and private collections.
Sculptor Glynis Owen BA, ATC, FRBS
Working on commission for private collector, Lake

Exhibition History of Glynis Owen

Glynis Owen`s Exhibitions
AAF Hong Kong 2013
Bloomsbury Art Fair 2012
Gallery NW3 2012
New York, USA 2012
Open House, London 2011
Printroom, Hampstead, London 2008
Chichester Cathedral, Sussex 2007
Gallery K, Hampstead, London 2006
New York AAF, USA 2003
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London 2003
PH Fine Art, London and New York 2003
ArtParks International, Newnham Paddox, Warwickshire 2003
Business Design Centre, Islington "Fresh Art", London 2002/3
Guildhall Gallery, Winchester, Hampshire 2002
McHardy Sculpture Company, London 2001
Artmonsky, Boundary Road, London 1998/99
Wallace Collection Director`s Choice, Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London 1998
National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 1998
Curwen Gallery, Salon des Graphiques, London 1998
St George`s Hospital, London 1998
Contemporary Art Group, Dover Street, London 1996
Glyndebourne Festival Opera 1996
McHardy Sculpture Company 1995
Royal Institute of British Architects, Gold Medal Exhibition 1990
St James`s Palace, London 1990
Royal Festival Hall, London 1990
Barbican Festival, London 1990

Carving `Penumbra`

Biography / CV of Glynis Owen

From her earliest years at art school, Glynis Owen`s sculpture reflects a fascination with materials and the exploration of their particularities and qualities to best express her tactile, abstracted imagery.

This perspective changed significantly after leaving Goldsmith`s College, to become assistant to the sculptor, Lynn Chadwick. In learning to construct his angular, welded sculptures for international exhibitions, her sculpture reflected a new focus in line, form and spatial relationship.

Consolidating this experience, Glynis Owen established her studio, first in Hampshire and later in Hampstead, London. Commissions followed for schools, colleges and civic situations where her responsive approach and attention to detail were reflected in successfully meeting the site-specific requirements of the project.

Her latest major project, working in close collaboration with the commissioning architects, has been to create a memorable, site-specific three-panel aluminium relief, evolved from landscape images. It was completed in 2011.

The work from the collaboration has inspired her to make a new series of smaller work (Terra Firma series) that extends her interest in the imagery of the earth`s surfaces and draws more directly on geological elements. She recombines them in an exploration, working with contrasts of line, contour, pattern, texture and reflective areas.


Artist Statement of Glynis Owen

Glynis Owen`s Personal Statement
"Figure in landscape, landscape in figure"

Growing up in Sussex and Hampshire, the silhouette, contours and sense of landscape of the South Downs made a strong, early impression on me. The undulating lines, curves and textures became a formative visual reference that influenced the pared down figurative imagery of my work.

Materials and their unique features both intrigue and create an excitement and interest that carries the idea forward, providing a momentum. It is important to me that the material is allowed to speak for itself whether the work is in stone, glass or metal.

More recently my work has taken a new direction. A close collaboration with the commissioning architects, involved an extensive and absorbing exploration to create a memorable site specific work in aluminium, evolved from landscape images.

My latest work focuses on a more abstract sense of landscape imagery reflecting the diversity of the earth`s surface. Drawing from its geological formations and lines of erosion, the work is cast in metal from sands with burnished areas. This new series, combines the random, natural quality of the material from which it is created, cast into metal with highly polished areas that both define and reflect the surface detail.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Glynis Owen

Glynis Owen`s Collections
2011 Dale Loth Architects, Camden, London
2007 Lord Putnam, commissioned by Teaching Awards Trust
2003 Lloyds Building
2000 Tate Modern Resource, London
2000 ING Barings Bank, London
1998 Financial Risk Management, London and New York
1998 War Child Trophy
1998 Rochester Health Clinic, Surrey
1997 Nick and Annette Mason, (PinkFloyd) Art Collection
1995 Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda`s College, Oxford
1992 Private Art Collection, Lake Como
1977 Grantham Art Collection, Lincolnshire
1975 Junior Common Room, St Anne`s College, Oxford
1975 Worcester College, Oxford

Reviews of work by Glynis Owen

Glynis Owen`s Reviews
Open House, London. 2011
Sculpture to honour fruit and veg market`s history.London News 20 October. 2006
A fitting Monument: Covent Garden magazine. 2006
Artist in Residence: Exclusive Magazine. February 2004
The Teaching Awards : Education Guardian 2004
Art in the Park: Country Landowner August 2003
The Teaching Awards: Education Guardian 2003
Love, Loss and Betrayal : Artists Newsletter. February 2002
The year of the artist : Natural Stone Specialist. Nov 2001
Touching Art for Tate Modern: Natural Stone Specialist.Nov 2000
Sculptor creates new `Oscar` for top film producer. Camden New Journal 9 11 00
A Winter Aesthetic. Gloss. Independent on Sunday. 4 Oct 1998
Tributes to duPre are set in stone: Strad. February 95.
A private collector in Switzerland: Stone Industries. Jan/Feb 1993
Sculptress angered by fate of sculpture : Guardian.29 November 1991
Art. Sculptures for Glyndebourne: Ham and High. May 24 1996
The neighbourly tribute to duPre:Ham and High. March16 1990
Mstislav Rostropovich with Glynis Owen`s new bronze of Jacqueline du Pre: Guardian. March 10th 1990
Uncanny twist to du Pre sculpture: Evening Standard. April 2nd 1990
Turning Sculpture into charitable art: Tiimes Group. April 2nd 1990
Cellist Sculpture on show Festival Hall: International press cutting bureau:8/16 March 1990.
Sculpture with Architectecture:Arts Review. February 1981
Open Air Sculpture in Britain: Zwemmer/Tate Gallery publication
Choosing stone for sculpture: Stone Industries. April 1980

Public Works of Glynis Owen

Glynis Owen`s Public Works
2004- 06 Covent Garden Commemorative Relief (Fruit Porter Bronze) Covent Garden Piazza, London
Commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers

2003 Stafford Faces. Town Centre, Stafford
Commissioned by Mountford Pigott Architects

1980 -82 Family. Stevenage Town Centre, Stevenage, Herts.
Commissioned by Stevenage Development Corporation

1976 Guardian. Alton College, Hampshire
Commissioned by Hampshire County Council

Qualifications / Education of Glynis Owen

Glynis Owen`s Education
BA Portsmouth College of Art 1962 -66

ATC University of London, Goldsmith`s College 1966 -67

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Glynis Owen

Glynis Owen`s Publications
Carving Techniques Batsford 1976 (as Glynis Beecroft)
Casting Techniques Batsford 1978 (as Glynis Beecroft)
Carving Techniques Batsfoerd 1980 paperback (as Glynis Beecroft)

Teaching Experience

Glynis Owen`s Teaching
HGS Institute, London
Camden Arts Centre, London
Bishop Otter College, Chichester, West Sussex
Southampton College of Art, Hampshire
West Dean College, West Sussex, Sussex
New England College (British Campus), Arundel, West Sussex

Influences / Inspiration of Glynis Owen

Glynis Owen`s Influences
Early influences Wotruba, Zadkine and Brancusi

Current influences: Caro, Serra, Chillida, Judd

Price Range of Work

Glynis Owen's work has a price range from £500 to £20,000

Mediums utilised

Glynis Owen's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Glynis Owen's work is found in the following categories on site:
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (8)
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture (7)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside (6)
Stylised Heads / Busts Sculptures (6)
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures (5)
Couples or Group Sculptures (5)
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues (4)
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue (4)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (3)
Love / Affection Sculpture (3)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (3)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (3)
Arte Deco style Abstract Stylised Contemporary Modern Sculpture (3)
Bas Reliefs or Low Reliefs (3)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (3)
Round Disk, Dish, Flat Circular Ring Shaped Sculptures / Statues statuette statuary (3)
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures (3)
Geometric Sculpture Statues statuary statuettes. Usually Abstract Contemporary Modern work (2)
Stylized People Sculptures (2)
Sculptures of Sport in General (2)
Glass or Acrylic Transparant Sculptures (2)
Public Art Sculpture (2)
Kinetic or Mobile Sculpture or Statue (2)
Variety of Emotional feelings depicted in Sculptures (2)
Nudes, Female Sculptures (2)
Angular Abstract Modern Contemporary sculpture statuary (2)
Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone (2)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (2)
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines (2)
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (2)
Plaques, Medals, Medalions, Coins, Tokens, Commemorative Customised Commission or Bespoke (2)
Objects of desire Sculptures
Human Figurative Sculptures
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures
Cloud, Breeze, Wave and Wind Sculptures
Anatomy, Hands and Feet and other human parts of the body Sculptures
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Corporate Sculptures
Spiritual sculpture
Water Features, Fountains and Cascades
Poolside Sculptures
Horse and Rider / Jockey Sculpture / Equestrian Sculptures
Fruit Sculpture
Musician and Musical Sculptures
Varietal cross section of Floral, Fruit and Plantlife Sculpture
Classical Style Sculptures and Statues
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue
Architectural Sculptures
Wall Panel Carved Engraved Cast Moulded Sculpture Statue plaque
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures
Polo Pony and Pony sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine / ornament Portraits Commissions Memorials
Mounted Heads, Masks, Wall Mounted Busts of Animals
Happiness / Joy / Exuberance / Wild Pleasure sculpture
Stylised Nude statue sculpture statuette ornament
Wedding Anniversary Gift or Present Sculptures Statues statuettes
Dance Sculptures and Ballet Sculptures
Mythical Sculptures
Horse Sculpture / Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess
Awards, Trophies, Presentations and Prizes Sculptures
Celebrity and Star Sculptures
Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue carving
Installation Sculpture
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures
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