Marc Quinn

Portraits of Landscapes

Marc Quinn

Portraits of Landscapes

Price: $15,000.00

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Details

Technique:
Pigment Print (Portfolio of 8)
Year:
2007
Edition Size:
59
Dimensions:
99.0 x 74.4 cm (40.0 x 29.3 in) each
Signature:
Signed and numbered

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About the Artwork

Portraits of Landscapes represent a portfolio of eight prints showing details of Marc Quinn's hyper realistic floral oil paintings. Since the 1990s Marc Quinn has been exploring the relationship between nature and beauty and the manipulation of both, developing his artistic practice through the themes of vanitas, mementum mori, the suspension of the passage from life to death and the search for eternal life and beauty.

"I remember visiting a flower market one day and noticing how all these flowers that shouldn't be available at the same time could be purchased so easily in one place because they are flown in from halfway around the world. It perfectly illustrates how human desire constantly reshapes nature's limitations."

Mark Quinn

Portraits of Landscapes is a visual inquiry into the quest for beauty achieved by means of nature manipulation. His flowers, so colorful that they almost appear excessive, have a very sensual, gleaming and fleshy surface. Frozen in time, they meditate on the possibility to defeat mortality through scientific knowledge and artistic expression.

About the Artist

Quinn Sig

The artist Marc Quinn (born 1964, London) is one of the foremost representatives of the contemporary British art scene. His work focuses mainly on ageing and mortality, the beauty and strangeness of the human body, the play between art and science.

About the printing Technique

Weng Contemporary Pigment

The term "pigment print" is used generally for any type of printed image that uses strictly pigments. Pigments can be either on a mineral basis or they can be an artificial product. The image stability of pigment printing is superior to that of any other method of printing.