AUTHOR: Glennray Tutor (Interview by Zach Tutor, Preface by John Worley)
ART: 236 paintings, 200 pages, hardcover 8.5x11 inches, color, ISBN 9780916242855, $55.00
BOOK-LAUNCH: 5 pm Aug. 11 at the Powerhouse Art-er Fringe Festival
NOTE: Glennray Tutor will personally inscribe books by request. In the instructions form with the order please state the names of the person(s) to whom you wish PORTALS to be autographed by Tutor. (The $10.00 postage fee is for each order and does not increase regardless of quantity of books per order.)
PORTALS is the debut art album of artist Glennray Tutor, who is listed among the top 50 hyperrealists in the world. Tutor is known for his use of bright colors, detail, and metaphor. At first glance his paintings look like photos but they are paintings with incredible detail. Tutor’s early landscape paintings celebrate the unsung corners of the Deep South and his later still life paintings push the edge of American pop art. His still life subject matter consists of small commonplace artifacts of daily life such as canning jars, cola bottles, toys, marbles, comic books, and fireworks.
Glennray Tutor (born 1950), a painter living in Oxford, Mississippi, is listed among the top 50 Hyperrealism painters in the world. Tutor’s paintings have appeared on the covers of books, record albums, and magazines as well as in television programs and movies. He has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions. His work is presently displayed in public, private, corporate and museum collections.
“Once one’s amazement at the astonishing precision in the paintings of Glennray Tutor has had time to sink in, the opportunity arises to contemplate the visual eloquence
and his depictions of the small artifacts of life, and how such compositions can say profound things about the nature of our existence.” −Barry Hannah