Ged Quinn makes paintings that revisit the tradition of European painting. His seductive canvases initially seem so recognisable, slowly reveal an extravagant mix of European art history and contemporary imagery. These evolve from a spectrum of sources in art history, photographs, memory, newspaper cuttings and books. By superimposing contemporary dystopian references onto sublime backdrops of European painting Quinn develops his own environments and mythologies where deceit and destruction move to the foreground.
Quinn studied at the Ruskin, Oxford, Slade School of Art London, the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, and the Rijksakademie Amsterdam.
Quinn’s print is from a painting made in 2004 entitled I Like America and America Likes Me. This painting originates from a Stubbs painting of a water spaniel and is part of Quinn’s ongoing series of cats and dogs.
He is represented by the Friedman Gallery London.
Medium: Polymer Photogravure
Paper size: 70 x 65 cm