EXPANDED LABEL: QUINN / 'Portraits of Landscapes'
Combining ideas of art and science, nature and artifice, life and death, artist Marc Quinn works across sculpture, painting and installation to challenge the illusory conditions of beauty and youth. Alluding to the traditional genres of portraiture, landscape and still life, Quinn’s ‘Portraits of Landscapes’ series uses highly saturated, hyper realistic colours to reflect on ideas of preservation and manipulation. The prints symbolise the human desire to reshape the limitations of the natural world and artificially stop time. Similar to arrangements of flowers used in traditional still lifes, the flowers depicted are simultaneously alive and dead, creating a highly seductive commentary on the transience of life.