Marc Quinn


Marc Quinn

Marc Quinn is a contemporary artist born in London, where he still resides.

His work includes sculpture, installation and painting. Quinn explores 'what it is to be human in the world today' through subjects including the body, genetics, identity, environment and the media. His work has used materials that vary widely, from blood, bread and flowers, to marble and stainless steel. Quinn has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Sir John Soane's Museum, Tate, National Portrait Gallery, Fondation Beyeler, Fondazione Prada and South London Gallery. The artist was a notable member of the Young British Artists movement, which included Sarah Lucas and Damien Hirst. Quinn is internationally celebrated and was awarded the commission for the first edition of the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square in 2004, for which he exhibited Alison Lapper Pregnant. Quinn's notorious frozen self-portrait series made of his own blood, Self (1991-present) was subject to a retrospective at Fondation Beyeler in 2009.

Quinn is represented in several museums across the world, including Tate Modern, in London, National Portrait Gallery in London, Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo, Berardo Collection Museum in Lisbon, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.


Marc Quinn , Red sky in the arctic
Marc Quinn , Endless colomn (Micro Cosmos)
Marc Quinn , Endless column, 2008
Marc Quinn , Myth Fortuna
Marc Quinn , Antartic nurseries of el dorado
Marc Quinn , The Archaeology of Desire, 2009