Finding himself in a life of constant change and adaptation, Marco Querin is intrigued by all that can be controlled. This control is manifest in the fragility, tension, elasticity and equilibrium of his fiber-based creations. Through very precise execution, his work comes to life and tells a story that has a clear beginning and an end. “Long ago I taught myself an elementary way to control time - blink once to pause my life, and blink again to restart it. It was a simple escape mechanism permitting me to avoid pain. My blinking method evolved and I started to actually focus on each slice of time itself, rather than on what may have happened before or might happen after them. This show in the Project Room of Conduit Gallery is happening right within this slice of time and space. It is a sort of time vault that I have opened, into which I wish for you to enter, to slow down your own pace of life and to connect with your present. And it will all be gone in a blink. Still and eternal.”
Marco Querin (b. 1978, Italy). Recent exhibitions include: The Future Past – curated by Anne Surak - Art+Space – Central State Hospital – Indianapolis (2016); There is a child in me! – iMOCA Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art – Indianapolis, USA (2015/2016); Ichinen – Kuaba Gallery – Indianapolis (2015); “the masks we wear” - Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery – London (2013); Italian Artists in Monte Carlo (2012); East Wing X - Courtauld Institute of Art – London (2012); Kunstart 12 - Bolzano, Italy (2012); “the colors of women” - Associazione Culturale Seragiotto - Padua, Italy (2011); India Art Summit – StarkProjects - New Delhi (2011); Quipus – Fiber Art Exhibition - Rossano, Italy (2010); “Eastern and Western traditions linked by a Washi paper thread” – Tokyo, Milan (2010); “linealineapuntolinea” – SuperstudioPiù - curated by Glores Sandri – Milan (2009); “PLAZA - 20th anniversary of the Berlin wall fall - in collaboration with the Foreign Consulates of Milan, J&G Art and Studiò Gallery – Milan (2009); “trame astratte” - Varart gallery - curated by Vanna Razzolini Vichi – Florence (2008); FRIEZE ART FAIR – London (2008); solo exhibit - Cornice, Venice International Art Fair – Venice (2007).