marc quinn at galerie thaddaeus ropac, salzburg
marc quinn at galerie thaddaeus ropac, salzburg marc quinn at galerie thaddaeus ropac, salzburg
apr 27, 2012

marc quinn at galerie thaddaeus ropac, salzburg

‘the origin of the world (cassis madagascariensis) indian ocean, 310′ by marc quinn, 2012 bronze, 1.7 tons , 270h x 310w x 236d cm images by ulrich ghezzi and © marc quinn and galerie thaddaeus ropac paris, salzburg


marc quinn: brave new world galerie thaddaeus ropac, salzburg, austria on until may 19th, 2012

marc quinn, made famous in the 1990’s for his contribution to the YBA (young british artists), has assembled a collection of his most recent work at galerie thaddaeus ropac in his solo show ‘brave new world’. specifically for the exhibition, quinn has crafted ‘the origin of the world’, a 3 meters high shell cast in bronze. the piece is on display among several other bronze works including his massive painted-white orchid manifestations. other sculptural components to the galerie thaddaeus ropac installation include visualizations of contemplative and rebellious modern people formed from concrete and bronze. in addition to the artist’s three dimensional explorations, many of his photo-realistic painted works are also on display such as ‘rdbppywm’ of his ‘separation of body and soul’ series or new abstract eyes of oil on canvas. while quinn’s eye paintings picture the continents of the world spread over the sphere-like visualizations.



the title of quinn’s installation refers to aldous huxley’s futuristic, dystopian novel by the same title. the premise of the literary work is that scientifically determined social order and unfailing satisfaction still left huxley’s characters wanting more for their lives– an escape from lack of emotion and resistance. each work selected for the gallery space investigates the concept of the contemporarily relevant 1932 novel as images of rebellion and revolution take over the exhibition space.



alternate view of ‘the origin of the world (cassis madagascariensis) indian ocean, 310′, 2012




‘life breathes the breath (in)’, 2012 sculpture, orbital-sanded and flap-wheeled lacquered bronze, 73h x 69w x 53d cm




close perspective picturing ‘life breathes the breath (in)’



‘wilder shores of desire’, 2011 sculpture, painted bronze, 225h x 242w x 156d cm




‘the archaeology of the baroque’, 2012 sculpture, painted bronze



detailed perspective of the painted, bronze orchid



‘upshot-knothole grable’, 2012 sculpture, digitally routed bianco p marble, 180h x 150w x 150d cm



‘Id’, 2012 sculpture, concrete, 225h x 75w x 125d cm




‘zombie boy (rick) cu pb nn fe mg si’, 2011 sculpture, orbital-sanded and flap-wheeled lacquered bronze, 178h x 56w x 35d cm




‘the eye of history (atlantic perspective) inverted reversal’, 2012 painting, oil on canvas, 280 cm




‘the eye of history (bering strait) reversal’, 2012 painting, oil on canvas, 280 cm



‘the eye of history (atlantic perspective) raw earth’, 2012 painting, oil on canvas, 200h x 200w cm




‘separation of body and soul rdbppywm’, 2012 painting, oil on canvas, 169.5h x 258w cm




‘zombie boy (rick) cu pb nn fe mg si’ and ‘the eye of history (bering strait) reversal’ pictured in the gallery’s interior



wide perspective of the installation



the bronze-built shell as seen in the gallery’s exterior space

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