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Marc Quinn
Marc Quinn, 'Iris' with Diamond Dust, Turquoise/Gold, 2020

2019

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The Turquoise and Gold 'Iris' with Diamond Dust is a silkscreen print on paper created in 2020 by Marc Quinn. The piece features a vibrant turquoise and cobalt blue iris with a glittering golden diamond dust overlay of the earth's geography. This signed print is of an exclusive edition of only 50 in existence. The artwork has been framed custom in a luxurious black glossy lacquer with a black matte underlay and is finished with museum quality non-glare UV protective glass. The custom framed dimensions measure: 39.75 x 39.75 x 1.75 in. / 101 x 101 x 4.4 cm. Questions on this piece? Please reach out to us directly, we'd love to talk with you about adding Marc Quinn to your collection! The Iris paintings reflect the fact that, in the age of the internet, the visual sense dominates our perception of the world. The eye is traditionally seen as a mirror of the soul but it is also a kind of microscopic map of an individual's identity, since each person's is unique. In these works, Quinn depicts an iris at close range, in a photorealist, non-expressive way on a round canvas. The eye is enlarged so that it appears virtually abstract and the pupil appears like a aperture or hole in the centre of a fine, detailed network of colourful lines. Quinn was interested in the idea of making ‘stealth’ portraits of people, at once universal and unique, and not just an image of the sitter, but an actual visual index of their identity. The artist observes: "The etymology of 'iris' is derived from the Greek word for 'rainbow'. And in the colours, even in quite subtle, dark colours, there is a kind of celebration of individuality." Furthermore, "in the middle you have that black hole of the pupil [and] all of the mystery and uncertainty of life. It’s a very profound expression of the ambiguity which is at the heart of our existence. "Also of interest about the eye is its position as the only internal organ you can see from the outside, as Quinn remarks: "The iris is in a way our doorway to the world, it is the window we see out of and the doorway for light to enter and interact with our nervous system. They are like a leakage of the vivid interior world of the body to the monochrome world of the skin." In the works Map of Where You Can't See the Stars and Eye of History, Quinn has added a world map over the image of the eye. These works comment on the paranoid world we live in, and the notion of 24 hour news where the whole world is connected through ever-present media and syncopate this with notions of our eroding and changing geographical world. They present images of the world map from various perspectives – such as the Arctic – displaying how the boundaries of experience and geographical territory as we know them are rapidly changing. For more information on Marc Quinn and to inquire about other available artworks, please visit our website.

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  • Creation Year
    2019
  • Dimensions
    Height: 39.75 in. (100.97 cm)Width: 39.75 in. (100.97 cm)Depth: 1.75 in. (4.45 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU83517286702

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