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Ged Quinn

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The Exiled Forever Coming in to Land, 2010 Oil on Canvas 200 X 320 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London
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I am an Ear of Corn in Sun and Wind, 2010 Oil on Canvas 200 X 323 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London
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The Shropshire Lad, 2010 Oil on Canvas 183 X 236 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London
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Country Girl, 2010 Oil on Canvas 61.5 X 49.5 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London
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The Spirit of Utopia, 2010 Oil on Canvas 61.5 X 49.5 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London
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The Anxious Attempt of Art to Mourn the Silence of Melancholy Over Everything, 2010 Oil on Canvas 61.5 X 49.5 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London
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Melancholia, 2010 Oil on Canvas 61.5 X 49.5 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London
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I Am a Dream of My Soul, 2010 Oil on Canvas 61.5 X 49.5 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London
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Favourite Child, 2010 Mixed Media 150 X 119 X 140 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London
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On reaching the heart of the trackless forest, Lancelot lay down and soon fell in to a fathomless reverie on what may be found beyond the limits of realism and mythical thinking, 2009 Oil on Canvas 300 X 200 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Wilkinson Gallery, London
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The Inventor of False Memory, 2008 Oil on Canvas 183 X 219.5 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London
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Before the Rain the Grass is Longer, 2008 Oil on Canvas 183 X 219.5 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery
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The Little Boy that Lived in My Mouth, 2010-11 276 X 200x 4.5 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery
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Ouranophobia, 2012 Oil on Canvas 104 1/8 X 78 3/4 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Liverpool, England
Birth year
1963
Lives in
UK
Works in
UK
Statement

Ged Quinn, an English artist, studied at the Ruskin in Oxford, the Slade School of Art in London, the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, and theRijksakademie in Amsterdam.  Quinn makes paintings that appear at first sight to re-visit artificial locations from the tradition of European landscape and other genres. Using the methods of seduction and deflection as a visual and conceptual strategy, these works interweave contemporary themes and become extravagant environments for Quinn’s own imagery and ideas. By referencing and then distorting recognisable sources within European art history they present viewers with apparently collective memories unsettled by his own observations.

Quinn was also the keyboard player in the Liverpool group The Wild Swans (band). He was one of the three original core members, along with Paul Simpson and Jeremy Kelly, and played on their Zoo Records 12" single The Revolutionary Spirit/God Forbid released in 1982.


 

Education
1982-1985 Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford
1985-1987 Slade School of Fine Art
1988-1990 Kunstakademie Dusseldorf
1993-1994 Rijksakademie Amsterdam
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2010
Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK
2007
My Great Unhappiness Gives me a Right to your Benevolence, Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK
2005
Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK
The Heavenly Machine, Spike Island, Bristol, UK
2004
Utopia Dystopia, Tate St Ives, UK
1999
New Paintings, Marlene Eleini, London, UK
1994
Oxide Cinema, video media installation, Rijksakademie Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Selected Group Exhibitions
2009
Newspeak: British Art Now, State hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
Kunskog, Five Hundred Dollars, London, UK
Kings, Gods and Mortals, Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2008
John Moores 25, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Liverpool Biennale 2008, ‘Made Up’, Tate Liverpool, UK
Jekyll Island, curated by Erik Parker and Max Henry, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, USA
DoktorsTraum, Olbricht Collection – New Aspects. Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Germany
Monochrome: Drawing & Prints, Rabley Drawing Centre, Wiltshire, UK
2007
Stranger than Paradise, curated by Max Henry, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Genève, Switzerland
Rockers Island, Olbricht Collection, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Salon Nouveau, curated by Jasper Sharp, Engelholm Engelhorn Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2006
Collezionami, 2nd Biennale of Southern Italy. Curated by Grazia de Palma. Bari, Puglia, Italy
2005
The Real Ideal, with Damien Hirst, Gregory Crewdson, Pippolotti Rist, Millenium Galleries, Sheffield, UK
Wonderings…, with Peter Macdonald, Judith Goddard & Sean Dower, Waugh&Thistleton. London, UK
ShowCASe, City Art Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
MOSTYN 2005, Oriel Mostyn, LLandudno, Wales
2000
Brooks Quinn Voss, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, UK
1999
Show, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, USA
IWPC 10, Museum of Recent History, Ljubliania, Slovenia
1997
Performance, Video installation with Oliver Herring. Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
1995
Language of the Wall, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ljubliana, Slovenia
Awards/Bursaries
1995 British Council bursary for Slovenia
1993 NUFFIC bursary for Rijksakademie, Amsterdam
1988 DAAD Scholarship
1987 Boise Fellowship
Collections
Honart Museum, Iran
Olbricht Collection, Essen, Germany
Saatchi Collection, London, UK
Tate Collection, London, UK
Tel Aviv Art Museum, Israel
Victoria & Albert Musuem, London, UK

 

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