THOMAS GLASSFORD

SELECTED WORK

(United States, 1963) uses everyday materials to address the concept of beauty. Broomsticks, anodized aluminum or melamine plates are some of the culturally charged -but often undervalued- objects he collects to create complex pieces and installations. He transforms these materials into rhythmic and often abstract creations, reminiscent of the 1960s aesthetic. Through his ready mades he challenges the concept of banality and the influence of objects on history. Some of his most recognized works deal with significant political issues, by means of an intuitive process he follows of correlating forms and meanings in his sculptural practice.

 

He studied art at The University of Texas at Austin, where he received his BFA. He moved to Mexico City in 1990, and joined a young avant-garde scene of Mexican, European, and American artists living in the city. He has presented his work in different places such as the Art Center/Istanbul, Borusan Center for Culture and Arts, Turkey; Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami, FL, USA; Colección Valdemarín, Madrid, Spain, Collezione “La Gaia,” Italy, La Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico, among many others. Some of his most important solo exhibitions are: Siphonophora, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico, (2013); Afterglow, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA, USA, (2010); Xipe Totec, Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico; Afterglow, Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City, Mexico (2010); Implosion is Compulsory, Quint Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA, USA; Between Earth and Sky, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, USA; (2008) Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico; and Event Horizon, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City, Mexico (2003)

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