Marc Quinn (British, born 1964) is a leading contemporary artist. He first came to prominence in the early 1990s, when he and several peers redefined what it was to make and experience contemporary art. Marc Quinn makes art about what it is to be a person living in the world – whether it concerns Man’s relationship with nature and how that is mediated by human desire; or what identity and beauty mean and why people are compelled to transform theirs; or representing current, social history in his work. His work also connects frequently and meaningfully with art history, from Modern masters right back to antiquity.
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It is in the shifting sands of the littoral zone that Marc Quinn has been making art for over two decades. In works involving his body and those of others, as well as an extraordinarily diverse array of media and materials, Quinn has simultaneously shocked and seduced us into asking questions about who we are as late modern people.
Marc speaks about his work Evolution, a major new installation featuring a series of nine monumental sculptures, in fleshy pink marble, which represent the growth of the human embryo and foetus during its gestation.