About the Work
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.
Marc Quinn's sculptures, paintings and drawings explore the relationship between art and science, the human body and the perception of beauty, among other things. Quinn, who is based in England, came to prominence in the 1990s as one of a loose group known as the Young British Artists. He is best known for his sculpture Self (1991); a cast of the artist’s head made from eight pints of his own frozen blood, Alison Lapper Pregnant (2005), a fifteen-ton marble statue of a pregnant disabled woman exhibited at Trafalgar Square in London, and Siren (2008) a solid gold sculpture of the model Kate Moss that was on display at The British Museum.
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