Michael Chomick was born in Vancouver, Canada, and is the fifth of 7 children of Andrew and Marisa Chomick.
His first introduction to the world of art-making came during the visits to the basement of the family’s home. This is where both of his parents practiced their hobbies of fine art-making through painting with oil, sculpting with clay, and/or colourful tile mosaics.
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Glynn Gallowayis a self taught artist that has been described as an “oblique artist”; not parallel, not perpendicular, not outsider but definitely not mainstream. He creates unusual mixed-media, assemblage sculptures that are constructed primarily of antique objects he has collected from antique stores and markets from every region of the world. Glynn integrates these vintage items with wet-molded leather, stiffened fabrics and hammered metals to create extraordinary, free standing and wall mounted sculptures. His engaging fusion of period artifacts and new materials is achieved through the use of time-honored artisanal methods such as cuir bouilli and metalsmithing. The end results are distinctive sculptures imbued with an eccentric mix of the incomparable patina that nature has ingrained on the antique objects, the vibrant air brushed finishes he applies to his leather components and the stunning “flame painted” designs he sears into his copper elements.
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