Mother Earth Original Collage by Steven Quinn
Title: MOTHER EARTH
Work: original work, hand torn collage using vintage magazines
Bidding starting at £50
Price estimate: £400-£700
Description: a moving image of mother and child in the foreground, the background a planetary view of planet earth, a succinct reminder to be more caring of our own planet and in turn to each other. Strong juxtapositions and composition combine to make this powerful piece.
Steven Quinn is a London-based artist born in Belfast.
Obsessed by collages, street photography and paintings, Steven Quinn likes to combine his own photography with cut-outs from old magazines and play with imagery to create often apocalyptic, sometimes humorous narratives.
His most current themes are domesticizing nuclear, political and intergalactic conflicts.
Steven Quinn graduated with 1st Class honours from the University of Ulster –MFA and has shown his work alongside names such as Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas at Tate Britain. He has also exhibited at the National Portrait gallery, the renowned Photographers gallery in Soho, the James Freeman gallery and in various venues throughout London. Quinn has also been showing his work overseas: New York in 2009, Frankfurt in 2014 and, more recently, at the ARC Gallery in Chicago for the “I can’t breathe” exhibition.
When Steven Quinn describes his work, he says "It’s a big melting pot where everything informs the other; a collage of inspiration, style, backgrounds. Most of my ideas strand from science and to date I think one of the coolest things I have done was to have had my DNA tested and printed as a portrait for The National Portrait Gallery”.