"The use of marble and bronze is by no means static in my work: there is a tension created by traditional materials when it comes to expressing things that affect flow and transformation"
Circolo Fratelli Rosselli
Born in London in 1964, Marc Quinn is one of the major artists in the current international scenario and one of the most representative and controversial protagonists of the Young British Artists group. After studying Art and Art History at Robinson College, Cambridge, he worked as an assistant to the sculptor Barry Flanagan. He began exhibiting in the early 1990s in Charles Saatchi's Sensation Exhibition and he was the first artist represented by Jay Jopling.
He exhibited in several internationally renowned museums and art galleries, such as: Tate Gallery of Modern Art, London, 1995, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1997, Gagosian Gallery, New York, 1998, Fondazione Prada, in Milan, 2000, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2004, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, 2009 and Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 2013.
Quinn arrived in Pietrasanta in 1999 to create an important series of sculptures on the theme of the body at Laboratorio Cervietti. Among these, the famous monumental work entitled “Alison Lapper Pregnant”, exhibited for over two years in Trafalgar Square in London. Since then, Quinn has established a fertile professional bond with the city. In 2007 he received the XVII Premio Internazionale “Pietrasanta e la Versilia nel mondo” international prize.
The photographs published in the TimeLine were taken from the websites:
www.cervietti.com, ropac.net, gavinwatsonsphotography.blogspot.it,