Marc Quinn | the artist




The artist Marc Quinn
Born 1964, London, England.

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Often grouped with the YBAs or Young British Artists, Quinn is one of the most interesting and compelling artists working today. The work that brought him into the larger public consciousness was Self (1991), a cast of the artist’s head made from 4.5 litres of his own blood. Critical acclaim both at home and abroad has ensured that his work has been included in numerous exhibitions around the world…
Works in the Tate collection
Marc Quinnís studio is filled with white light. Spotlights and a large skylight reflect off the white sculptural bodies on white plinths that fill the white-walled room. Yet this seemingly perfect space is not sterile, itís a blank slate in three dimensions…
Marc Quinn came to the attention of the international public with "Self", a work in which the artist’s head was cast in his own frozen, congealed blood. This and other work using human bodily fluids are key to the artist’s central preoccupation: the exploration of self and issues of mortality…


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