Highly regarded for both his painting and his sculpture, Marc Quinn is an eminent yet often provocative contemporary British artist. Considered a member of the Young British Artists (YBAs), his work was lauded by the same critics, dealers and gallery owners who helped establish the group’s reputation and echoes many of the conceptual aspects and the daring boldness that characterises the movement. Yet he is also distinguished from other members, both in his not having trained at Goldsmith’s in London, and in his style, which is often reminiscent of classical artwork in its composition and execution. Using an array of media, sometimes traditional (such as marble, bronze and oil on canvas), sometimes shockingly unorthodox (such as in his iconic Self sculptures made from his own blood), Quinn explores often taboo subjects in a sensitive yet thought-provoking manner and has established a worldwide reputation over a career spanning twenty-five years.
Art Bios compiles biographies of modern and contemporary artists, providing comprehensive information on the general background, artistic vision and development of both renowned and lesser-known artists. Biographies on the former group are approximately three thousand words long, whereas those on the latter are about half that size.
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