Park West Gallery Features Collection of Artist Marcus Glenn

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Using a style he developed called "Flat Life," Glenn combines painting with sculpture to form a bas-relief effect. Magnificent textures are created with the addition of brightly-colored collaged papers and fabrics.

Park West Gallery Artist Biography invites you to step into the colorful world of one of the most exciting young African-American artists to emerge in recent years, Marcus Glenn. "It's almost as if you're sharing a piece of your soul with the public," says Glenn, who's vividly expressive works encourage the viewer to experience what fascinates him, especially his love of jazz music.

Marcus Glenn was born in 1968 in Detroit, Michigan and began his journey as an artist during childhood with school projects. He later attended the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit and by the age of 24 became the youngest cartoonist in the "Detroit News" as creator and illustrator of "Double Trouble," a three year featured cartoon strip. "I always dreamed of becoming a fine artist, someone who went from a cartoonist to become a professional," says Glenn.

Using a style he developed called "Flat Life," Glenn combines painting with sculpture to form a bas-relief effect. Magnificent textures are created with the addition of brightly-colored collaged papers and fabrics. His uniquely animated figures help Glenn to express the dialogue he believes should exist between art and the viewer, while incorporating works of other artists into his imagery pays homage to many of the artists that influenced his distinctive style.

Commissions include murals for Daimler Chrysler in 1998 and later that year for renowned restaurateur, Patrick Coleman. In August 2005, Glenn's works were exhibited at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Michigan.

"I paint my stories. Through art, I want to share a part of myself. I want people to see the love that I put into it. The beauty of my art is that I paint in series," Glenn says, "The fact that people love my work and respond to it is my greatest honor."

Park West Gallery of Michigan founded in 1969 are America's largest art dealer, selling more individual artworks than any other art dealer in the United States. Since 1980, the company has occupied its own 63,000 sq ft art gallery and in 2002, Park West built a 181,000 sq ft distribution center and gallery in Miami Lakes, Florida. Park West Gallery conducts auctions across North America in fine hotels and maintains an active catalog and internet sales business. Park West Gallery is also the largest art dealer conducting auctions at sea and currently conducts auctions on more than 60 ships for the following cruise lines: Carnival Cruise Lines; Celebrity Cruises Inc.; Disney Cruise Line; Holland America Line; Radisson Seven Seas Cruises; Royal Caribbean International; Windstar Cruises. In addition to Glenn, discover the Park West Gallery Biography of artist Francisco Goya.

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