Glenn Arthur: Succlusion
Exhibition Dates: May 13–June 10, 2017
Modern Eden presents Succlusion, a solo exhibition of new works by artist Glenn Arthur. In Succlusion, the artist explores his fascination with succulents, juxtaposing natural elements with his iconic and beautifully stylized portraits. The artist's recent relocation to the Bay Area plays a distinct role in this new series and he draws inspiration from the flora and fauna of his environs.
Glenn Arthur is a self-taught visual artist from Orange County, California. Born in February of 1979, he grew up in a conservative, religious household with little to no influence in art. After shedding his roots he quickly realized that creating art would be his calling. Although he constantly doodled and sketched throughout his youth, Glenn did not come into painting until his late twenties when a friend forced a paintbrush into his hand and said, “You need to do this!”. Since then Glenn has been diligently working on creating his own brand of beautifully painted images. Using several different types of media, he adds in elements and influential symbols of his past and present to each piece. Beyond the aesthetics of his artwork, Glenn brings an overwhelming sense of passion to his paintings. Touching on themes of love, death, conflict and duality, Glenn’s art tells stories of strength and hope through emotion and sentiment with his sensual beauties and signature hummingbirds. Glenn’s artwork has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States in solo as well as group shows. His work has also been published in several art books and magazines. Glenn is sponsored by Trekell Art Supplies.