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Thomas Glassford

Thomas Glassford

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Thomas Glassford was born in Laredo (Texas) in 1963. He studied art at The University of Texas at Austin, where he received his BFA in 1987.After three years he moved to Mexico City where he joined a young avant-garde of Mexican, European, and American artists living in the city. Since the early 1990s, Glassford has used everyday materials--ranging from gourds to broomsticks, anodized aluminum to melamine plates--to create architectural or installation-scale works. He has the ability  to transform these materials into rhythmic and often abstract creations, reminiscent of Minimalist sculpture and Op Art paintings of the 1960s.