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Ged Quinn, ‘Honour Thy Superiors from Utopia Dystopia’, 2011, Paragon
Ged Quinn, ‘Honour Thy Superiors from Utopia Dystopia’, 2011, Paragon
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Ged Quinn

Honour Thy Superiors from Utopia Dystopia, 2011

Etching with hand-colouring
14 2/5 × 16 7/10 in
36.6 × 42.3 cm
Edition of 48
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
London
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About the work
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Print
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Signed by the artist and numbered on the reverse
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Paragon
Ged Quinn
English, b. 1963
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Interested in the way ideas and images travel through and become altered by time, Ged Quinn creates exquisitely detailed paintings that intertwine history and the present-day. While Quinn concentrated on photography and installation early in his career, an epiphany led him to eventually devote himself to painting, the medium through which he felt he could best express his fascination with history. He works by re-creating classical landscapes and still lifes, augmenting them with a riot of references and images drawn from art history, modern and contemporary art and popular culture, mythology, philosophy, and his own imagination. He once described one of his compositions as “a mash-up of Poussin and Claude Lorrain, with Star Wars thrown in.” Through his work, Quinn aims to give viewers pause and to demonstrate that our understanding of the past is always and inevitably shaped by our own time.

Ged Quinn, ‘Honour Thy Superiors from Utopia Dystopia’, 2011, Paragon
Ged Quinn, ‘Honour Thy Superiors from Utopia Dystopia’, 2011, Paragon
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About the work
Medium
Print
Signature
Signed by the artist and numbered on the reverse
Publisher
Paragon
Ged Quinn
English, b. 1963
Follow

Interested in the way ideas and images travel through and become altered by time, Ged Quinn creates exquisitely detailed paintings that intertwine history and the present-day. While Quinn concentrated on photography and installation early in his career, an epiphany led him to eventually devote himself to painting, the medium through which he felt he could best express his fascination with history. He works by re-creating classical landscapes and still lifes, augmenting them with a riot of references and images drawn from art history, modern and contemporary art and popular culture, mythology, philosophy, and his own imagination. He once described one of his compositions as “a mash-up of Poussin and Claude Lorrain, with Star Wars thrown in.” Through his work, Quinn aims to give viewers pause and to demonstrate that our understanding of the past is always and inevitably shaped by our own time.

Ged Quinn

Honour Thy Superiors from Utopia Dystopia, 2011

Etching with hand-colouring
14 2/5 × 16 7/10 in
36.6 × 42.3 cm
Edition of 48
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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