Terry Lynn

b. 1975, Arlington, TN
“I'm interested in the land, figure, place, and time. I remember listening to family stories of how things used to be."
Timeless
Timeless

For over a decade, Terry Lynn collaborated with his identical twin brother as TWIN, employing figurative painting with spirited gestures and textural layers of imagery to narrate his family’s history in the South. More recently, he has developed his individual practice with a deeper exploration of abstraction, expanded use of media, and the integration of provocative political and cultural commentary. Still inspired by his family’s history and traditions, but influenced by current social issues and his own personal revelations, he bridges the past with the present through a dynamic mix of materials and forms. He activates nostalgic, rural landscapes as well as portraits and gathering scenes with loose, broad, abstracted gestures - some markings reminiscent of graffiti. He combines paint, photographs, and referential details like cotton and ticking fabric upon earthy undertones, energizing each composition with jewel-toned, some almost neon, highly-saturated brushstrokes. His works possess a timeless, powerful spiritual presence, telling stories which dissolve the past into the present and memory with reality.

Terry Lynn his BFA from the University of Memphis and his MFA from the University of Mississippi, and currently lives and works in Memphis. His work has been exhibited across the United States, and is in the collections of the Africa in April Festival, Memphis; Baker Donelson, Memphis; Bell-South Corporation, Memphis; Harrah’s Entertainment Inc, Memphis; Hollywood Casino, Tunica, MS; Memphis First Community Bank, Memphis; PNC Bank, Louisville, KY; Promus Hotel Corporation, Memphis; Saturn Corporation, Nashville; Shelby County Mayor’s Office, Memphis; Southwest Tennessee Community College, Memphis; and the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK.

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Timeless
Timeless
Delivered
Delivered
Crumbled
Crumbled
Best Friend
Best Friend
White House
White House
The Tent
The Tent
Sister
Sister
The Veil
The Veil
Troubled Waters
Troubled Waters
Hopeful
Hopeful
Dukes of Hazard
Dukes of Hazard
Homecoming
Homecoming
Remembrance
Remembrance
Echo
Echo
Transit
Transit
Broken
Broken
Precious
Precious
Timeless
Timeless
acrylic on paper, 48x30
2019
Delivered
Delivered
acrylic on paper, 48x30
2019
Crumbled
Crumbled
acrylic on paper, 30x48
2019
Best Friend
Best Friend
acrylic on paper, 26x19
2019
White House
White House
acrylic on paper, 26x19
2019
The Tent
The Tent
acrylic on paper, 30x48
2019
Sister
Sister
acrylic on paper, 30x25.75
2019
The Veil
The Veil
acrylic on paper, 30x24
2019
Troubled Waters
Troubled Waters
Intaglio on BFK Rives paper, 8x5
2019
Hopeful
Hopeful
Intaglio on BFK Rives paper, 6.5x4
2019
Dukes of Hazard
Dukes of Hazard
Intaglio on BFK Rives paper, 6.5x4
2019
Homecoming
Homecoming
Intaglio print on BFK Rives paper, 8x7.25
2019
Remembrance
Remembrance
monoprint, 8.5x5.25
2019
Echo
Echo
monoprint, 8.5x5.25
2019
Transit
Transit
Intaglio on BFK Rives paper, 8.25x6.25
2019
Broken
Broken
mixed media on canvas, 36x36
2017
Precious
Precious
mixed media on canvas, 60x64
2016

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