"An Artistic Exercise of the Mind"!
Tarnowski is a diverse artist. His work spans Traditional Realism, Figurative, Abstract, and he is the Founder and Creator of Modern Allegorism, his original signature art school. An art manner coined by Tarnowski in his book: "Tarnowski: Modern Allegorism". It is a school of fine art in...
Tarnowski is a diverse artist. His work spans Traditional Realism, Figurative, Abstract, and he is the Founder and Creator of Modern Allegorism, his original signature art school. An art manner coined by Tarnowski in his book: "Tarnowski: Modern Allegorism". It is a school of fine art in which the artist uses contemporary elements in an allegorical style to communicate a positive and uplifting message to the viewer.
The term was first used in print in a book published in 2007 titled Tarnowski: Modern Allegories about the work of artist Glen Tarnowski. Tarnowski coined the term to describe artwork that communicated to a modern world in the same way that Renaissance artists communicated values, ethics and morality to the largely illiterate population of the time.
The three subgenres of Modern Allegorism include whimsical, inspirational/spiritual, and paradoxical. These subgenres describe the mechanism through which the artist conveys the message. Whimsical modern allegories use humor in a non-critical fashion to encourage the viewer to question their own perspectives and behavior. Inspirational/spiritual modern allegories attempt to inspire the viewer to believe in their own abilities and trust their innate gifts. Paradoxical modern allegories position common elements in ways that are contrary to the viewer's expectation in order to encourage the viewer to evaluate the commonplace and see their own preconceptions in a new light.-wikipedia
Tarnowski’s talent is recognized by his peers, art associations, and the art press as well as notable private and corporate art collectors. Tarnowski's museum placements include the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Gallery of Australia, the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn N.Y., the Boca Museum of Fine Art in Boca Raton, Florida and the Aspen Art Museum in Colorado. He was the recipient of the 1996 Angel Winner Award, a finalist in the 1997 Artist Magazine International Competition, the 1998 Oil Painters of America National Show in Washington, D.C. and the 1999 Oil Painters of American Regional Show in Chicago, Illinois. He was also the featured artist in the October 1999 issue of “The Artist’s Magazine”. Tarnowski’s collector list includes Hollywood celebrities such as Mel Gibson, media moguls Ted Turner and Aaron Spelling, institutional collectors such as the Billy Graham Institute and a variety of corporations including Twentieth Century Fox, TRW, Nordstrom Corporation and major media networks including NBC and CBS.
Tarnowski's work is collected by major corporate, celebrity and notable collectors worldwide. Some of his collectors include Aaron Spelling, Ted Turner, Mel Gibson, Barbara Eden, Jane Seymour and Lonnie Anderson. Corporate clients include American Express, Billy Graham Institute and Cigna.
Books and Articles:
Tarnowski: Modern Allegories-Regent Publishing.
Artist Magazine-"Say Something More".
Dallas Morning News