Marc Quinn Art
Marc Quinn’s wide-ranging oeuvre displays a preoccupation with the mutability of the body and the dualisms that define human life: spiritual and physical, surface and depth, cerebral and sexual. Using an uncompromising array of materials, from ice and blood to glass, marble or lead, Quinn develops these paradoxes into experimental, conceptual works that are mostly figurative in form. Throughout his oeuvre, Quinn draws on ideas and themes relating to the human body. Other key subjects include cycles of growth and evolution through topical issues such as genetics and the manipulation of DNA, as well as issues of life and death and identity. Quinn’s work uses a broad range of materials, both traditional and untraditional. The materiality of the object, in both its elemental composition and surface appearance, is at the heart of Quinn’s work.
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David Altmejd is a sculptor born in Montreal, Canada. He currently lives and works in New York.
“When I work, the body is like a universe where I can lose myself. It is a metaphor for the landscape, nature and the mountains”, Altmejd has said. The Healers (2008), another sculpture over two metres high which is formed of wood, foam, plaster and burlap, shows wildly overlapping figures and figurative fragments – hands, wings, kneeling and kissing figures, rendered as if in the midst co-dependent, sexually charged physical agony.
Equally reminiscent of baroque compositions representing the descent of the cross as well as of 19th-century public bronze sculptures commemorating battle massacres, Altmejd’s elaborate tableau, mixing handmade craft with the illusion of a digital freeze-frame palimpsest, evokes a mood of constant alchemical mutation.
Aliza Razell :Her Photos Are Moody, Her Paintings Are Surreal, But The Combination Is Breathtaking.
Aliza Razell is an artist with a unique method: she mixes striking photos and vibrant watercolor paints. The paint layers in an explosion of color onto the photo’s realistic backdrop, transforming the scene into a strange and wonderful fantasy.
Installations illustrate Dualities by Anila Quayyum Agha,
"The conceptual ambiguity of the resulting patterns, a theme also represented in the large projects I have created over the years, create an interactive experience in which the onlooker’s subjective experiences of alienation and belonging become part of the piece and its identity." Anila Quayyum Agha
Kathy Venter’s life-size, figurative ceramic sculpture has received widespread international acclaim.
Venter has developed a unique hand-building method to sculpt her ceramics without the use of moulds or armatures.
Her work has been published in books and art magazines on ceramics and sculpture in the U.K., the U.S.A., Canada and South Africa. She exhibits in leading contemporary fine art galleries in San Francisco, Sonoma, Palm Desert, Seattle, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.