Rob Wynne (b. 1948) is an American visual artist best known for his use of glass to produce abstract and text wall installations. He lives and works in New York City.
Wynne tests the boundaries of genres in his delicately crafted mixed-media works, installations, drawings, and canvases. Though he uses a range of techniques and mediums, poured glass is central to his work. Claiming that he is “always trying to break rules and embrace the techniques in glassmaking” Wynne demonstrates its malleability, shaping it into text pieces in objects exquisite and absurd, such as eyeballs and mushrooms, and spider webs. Texts are key to his practice. He uses words – embroidered over images, formed of glass, painted onto objects – to alter meaning and suggest narratives. In his “Embroidered Paintings,” for example, he embroiders open-ended words and phrases. Like “come back” over Rococo images which he simultaneously sends-up and complicates – hinting that the serious and playful may be shades of the same thing.