In this exhibition at East and West Art Gallery Glynn shows her continuing journey in developing a genre fusing Chinese traditional ink painting techniques with a Western aesthetic utilising the natural character of the Chinese materials, generating a meeting between East and West, traditional and contemporary.
Nov 6th – Dec 24th
Glynn is especially interested in the intersection of cultures and ideas – the crossing of cultural borders and the sharing of the consequent experiences. Her art-practice has been inspired by working and collaborating internationally, including considerable time in Asia especially China.
"Since 2006 I have spent intensive time in China developing, experimenting and showcasing distinctive new works. These are hybrid in concept, creation and execution, fusing Chinese traditional ink painting techniques with a Western aesthetic, playing with the intersection and interpretation of cultures and ideas. I gather material which is woven into playful works crossing and combining cultural artefacts. These works breaking boundaries and playing in this way have been embraced by the Chinese audience."
“Anna’s desire to live and learn in Asia is a perfect example of the way Australians are seeking to engage our closest
neighbours. Through the shared experience of painting, Anna and others like her are helping to promote greater
understanding between our cultures while developing long-term direct links and friendships between the people of Australia
Australian Consul-General, Mr Paul Tighe, Hong Kong, 2013
"Anna Glynn’s paintings are tranquil, aesthetic and poetic, brilliantly integrating Chinese and Western art. Through water and
ink, she sees the world.”
Mr. Kung Man, Tsi Ku Chai Gallery, Hong Kong, 2013
Wang Wuji, Chinese contemporary art critic Beijing, 2012