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Meet Marcus Glenn: 10 Questions with the Accomplished Artist

Music can be an enormous inspiration. Some write music, some play music, but for artist Marcus Glenn, music acts as his inspiration to create artistic masterpieces. As one of today’s most widely collected contemporary artists, Glenn utilizes bold, bright colors and inventive texturing to grab your attention. His “Flat Life” works and his use of tearing paper and fabric to build collages is something truly incredible to experience. His talent has been affirmed again and again by his legions of co...

Detroit Artist Marcus Glenn Captures Music on Canvas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roEqUMaFHjM Many artists say they use music as an inspiration, but Marcus Glenn takes it a step further. With his textured figures and bold command of color, Glenn actually captures the essence of music—the tempo, the rhythm, the emotions—in his artwork. According to Glenn, "I don't play an instrument, but I do play through my paintbrushes." You can get an inside glimpse at Glenn's musical creative process in Park West's latest artist video. Glenn has been part of...

Interview with Detroit Artist Marcus Glenn: ‘It All Comes Down to Inspiration’

Marcus Glenn has been part of the Park West family of artists for over 20 years, a fact that speaks both to the quality of his art and his long-lasting popularity in the contemporary art world. Collectors love how Glenn borrows various artistic elements—everything from Cubism to illustration—and reinterprets them like a jazz ensemble, creating his own unique visual style. The musical quality of Glenn's artwork is so apparent that, in 2014, he was selected as the official artist for the 56th Annu...

How Marcus Glenn is moved by music

There is nothing quite like jamming to your favorite tunes, and for Marcus Glenn, capturing that feeling, rhythm and soul is his goal as an artist. Detroit is known for its rich heritage in music, earning it the nickname “Motown.” Everything from the blues and rock’n’roll to jazz and hip-hop has seen significant input from the city. Among its most noteworthy contributions to the music industry is its influence on R&B, soul, and jazz artists. The first artist of three featured in Park West Ga...