Framing not included
- Pigment Print (Portfolio of 8)
- Edition Size:
- 83.6 x 124 cm (32.9 x 48.9 in) each
- Signed, numbered and dated
About the Artwork
Winter Garden represent a portfolio of eight prints made from photographs taken by Marc Quinn. 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."
Winter Garden portfolio is a visual inquiry into the quest for eternal beauty. The flowers, so colorful that they almost appear excessive, have a very sensual, gleaming and fleshy surface. Frozen in time, the flowers represent a meditation on the possibility to defeat mortality.
About the printing Technique
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.