May 29, 2009 – July 31, 2009
Born 1964 in London, Quinn studied History and History of Art at Cambridge. By the time his sculpture Alison Lapper Pregnant could be seen at Trafalgar square, Marc Quinn had become renowned in the art world and his works taken had their place in important museums worldwide.
In our exhibition, Quinn will be presenting a series of unique bronze sculptures, the Carbon Cycle. The subjects of the series are self-portrait casts and skulls surrounded with various fruits and blossoms.
Our time isn’t the only one, so, there’s this aspect of the work that involves freezing flowers, and there’s also this other disambiguation, because when you take a flower and you freeze it, you get this magic trick happening before your very eyes: The flower is now dead but it’s an image of itself as it was alive, at exactly the same scale, taking up exactly the same position in space. „The CarbonCycle Nursery“ both complements this and contrasts with it, since however many completely dissonant and wrong flowers and plants are put together, you always accept it immediately as a real plant and, to me, that suggests that we’re programmed, in a way, to accept evolution.