White Cube has launched three new editions by artist Marc Quinn on the occassion of his exhibition Held by Desire 8 November 2013 – 4 January 2014, at White Cube Hong Kong
Marc Quinn, Helix Nebula, 2013 SOLD OUT
Helix Nebula, a new flower print, is part of Quinn's ongoing investigation into the contradictions inherent in our relationship with nature. In his flower paintings and prints, a collection of brilliantly-coloured flowers and fauna is used to create impossibly beautiful compositions that defy any form of natural relationship. This print, like the paintings, is both seductive and highly orchestrated, a reminder of how we manipulate nature to fruit and bloom at all times of the year. Quinn has generated the image using a photographic negative enhanced with a technicolour palette. The notion of the 'natural' has been transformed into the demonstrably controlled, manipulated by the artist's hand.
Medium: Archival pigment print on 300gsm Somerset Photo paper
Size: 30 x 43 7/8 in. (76.2 x 111.5 cm)
Edition of 20
Signed and numbered
Marc Quinn, Eye of History V, 2013 SOLD OUT
In this edition, Marc Quinn continues his investigation into identity, physicality and beauty through his 'Iris paintings', an ongoing series of work that depicts a single human iris - each person's unique 'map' of identity - in extreme close-up. In such magnification the iris' patterning becomes like a map or an image of terrain seen from space. Recently, Quinn has furthered this notion of mapping by including a real map of the world superimposed onto the iris itself, as a way of reminding us of our deep connection to the planet. In Eye of History V, which depicts the pupil as a fissure or hole in the centre of the image, the iris is coloured a vivid blood red and has a map of Asia clearly visible upon it.
Medium: Etching on Hahnemühle 350gsm fine art paper
Edition of 50
Signed and numbered
Marc Quinn, Supra Stealth Desire, 2013. SOLD OUT
In Supra Stealth Desire, Quinn has created a smaller version of his large-scale sculpture entitled Stealth Desire (Etymology). This work uses the head of a single orchid flower as a sculptural 'readymade', recreating its striking shape and delicate surface patterning in matt black painted bronze. This material process is transformative since it turns an organic and ephemeral object into one which is monumental, lending the flower a dark and threatening presence. At the centre of the sculpture is the orchid’s prominent central node, a visible reminder that reproduction, and in turn attraction and desire, is the ultimate driving force for all living organisms.
Edition of 45
5 1/8 x 4 5/16 x 3 9/16 in. (13 x 11 x 9 cm)
These Marc Quinn editions are available at White Cube
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