Nathaniel Mary Quinn

by Nathaniel Mary Quinn


Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Includes 'The Essence of Humanity', an essay by Dieter Buchhart

33 x 23 cm
12 x 11 in
140 pages
Limited edition of 600 copies
Published by Almine Rech Editions

ISBN 978-2-931236-01-7

Nathaniel Mary Quinn (b. 1977) creates hybrid, fractured portraits on paper and linen using charcoal, gouache, pastel, paint stick, and oil paint. His works are replete with art historical references to Cubism, Surrealism, Francis Bacon, and others, yet his process is also very personal, drawing from his memories, experiences, traumas, and family history growing up in Chicago’s Robert Taylor housing project. Nathaniel Mary Quinn balances the beautiful with the grotesque, the sinister with the benevolent, capturing the complexity of human emotion in a way that is individual and also representative of the human condition.