Eye of History
DIMENSIONS 12" x 12" MEDIUM archival pigment print
Limited edition of 100, 2012
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist
Coming to prominence in the 1990s as one of the Young British Artists (YBAs), Quinn explores the relationship between art and science, the human body, history, and perceptions of beauty. Over the years he has drawn both critical acclaim and rampant controversy, notably with the use of abject bodily fluids like blood and placenta. Here, Quinn continues his investigation of the body with "an image that is at once incredibly colorful and abstract in a way, but also a complete signifier of identity in the way that DNA is, because an iris doesn't change. You can scan your iris to get into the country now. In the middle you have this black hole, which to me signifies the void and mystery of life." The original Eye of History series was included in an exhibition at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg.
Prints come framed in white, 3/4" wide flat face and 1" deep, with UV acrylic glass.