Tom McGlynn, ‘Large Decal 99’, 2015, IdeelArt
Tom McGlynn, ‘Large Decal 99’, 2015, IdeelArt

This work is part of an ongoing series started in 2012 and titled Decal.

McGlynn is interested in how a minimally-determined presentation of form can critique the residual meaning of the mediated imagery of popular culture, including corporate logos and perhaps more common signage.

"Decal" refers to a type of appliqué culture, a disembodied phenomenology of color and form. The title meant more in a connotative sense than any strict conceptual denotation.

The emphasis in McGlynn's work is not so much the continuity of a heritage of "pure" abstraction as much as it is an investigation into how societal abstractions can become assimilated as a "second nature" in memory and in poetic displacement.

About Tom McGlynn

American, b. 1958, based in New York, NY, United States

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