MARC QUINN: DRAWN FROM LIFE AT SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM
Marc Quinn, All About Love “Untrimmed”, 2016–17 Courtesy and © Marc Quinn Studio
New sculptures by Marc Quinn connect the classical language of the fragment to the present, for an exhibition in the spirit of John Soane: the man, the collector, and the collection.
Quintessentially’s Summer Patron Programme continues with a private curator-led tour of ‘Marc Quinn: Drawn from Life’ at Sir John Soane’s Museum. Featuring twelve thought-provoking new sculptures by the leading British artist, Marc Quinn, this is the first time Quinn’s new body of work – entitled All About Love – has been exhibited anywhere in the world.
Quinn has long been inspired by Sir John Soane’s Museum and is a keen collector, as was Soane. In his studio, Quinn surrounds himself with objects, ephemera, artworks and antiquities all contributing to his interest in the idea of fragment - a subject that has huge resonance with the Museum. Each of the twelve Quinn sculptures showcased is created from casts of Quinn and his muse, the dancer Jenny Bastet, captured in a series of embraces. Their interlinked arms appear to be fighting, loving, holding or supporting – sometimes all simultaneously – reflecting Quinn’s recurring fascination with the physical ambiguities of human emotion.
Displayed around the Museum among the constellation of objects that Soane assembled over his lifetime, Quinn’s works invite us to reflect on the nature and meaning of time.
For more information please contact Tali Zeloof Tali.Zeloof@Quintessentially.com