“Orchids are like perfectly evolved little sculptures … Even though they are a plant's reproductive organs, they pun on human ones too. They make you realise it is colour, life and sexuality that keeps the world turning.”. - Quinn assembles an installation of blooms, selecting from different continents a wide range of species that would in fact never flower at the same time. The installations are photographed and subsequently digitally reworked by the artist before printing, intentionally accentuating the voluptuous, sensual quality of the plants and flowers. Quinn captures these species at their peak of perfection, rescuing them from natural decay to create a moment of timeless beauty.
This print is unique and hand-painted by the artist and dated.
|Artist Description||Marc Quinn (born in London in 1964) studied history of art at Robinson College, Cambridge, subsequently working extensively in sculpture, paintings and drawings using media ranging from dramatic materials such as ice, blood and even excreta, to the more conventional glass, marble and lead. His marble figures of amputees, a meditation on the idealized figures of Greek and Roman statuary, culminated in a giant statue of a heavily pregnant Alison Lapper, a woman born without arms, on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square. ‘Self’, a sculpture of the artist's head created from the frozen blood of the artist himself is equally uncompromising.|
|Inscriptions||Signed and dated by the artist on the front|
|Short Technique||Hand-painted digital print|
|Sheet Size||79 x 114cm|
|Sheet Size (Inches)||31 x 44 4/5in|
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|Technical Description||Digital print hand-painted with oil paint. Printed on 330gsm Somerset Satin Enhanced paper. Published by Manifold Editions, 2016.|
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