Under the Volcano

Additional information


Digital print with silkscreen glaze


Edition of 150

Sheet Size

Sheet size: 67 x 100 cm (26 ¼ x 39 ¼ in)


Signed by the artist & numbered on reverse


Published by Manifold Editions, 2012

£1,000 excl. VAT / sales tax

Quinn’s flower prints explore two persisting leitmotifs of his work – beauty and death. They investigate beauty as it manifests itself in the natural world through flowers, and how it is mediated through human intervention. For this series, Quinn makes various installations selecting a wide range of species from different continents that would never bloom at the same time. The installations are photographed and subsequently digitally reworked by the artist before printing. Quinn captures these species in their prime, rescuing them as it were from natural decay. He intentionally accentuates the voluptuous nature of the plants and flowers. “Orchids are like perfectly evolved little sculptures in themselves, they’re full of colour, interesting shapes and beauty. 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.”