Ged Quinn was born in 1963 in Liverpool, UK. In the 1980s and 90s, Quinn studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford, UK; Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK; Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, Germany; and Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He now lives and works in Cornwall, UK.
Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong host a solo exhibition by Ged Quinn , titled ‘Rose, Cherry, Iron Rust, Flamingo’, from May 26 through July 8, 2017.
This show features a series of new landscape, seascape, still life, and flower paintings presented together with a few portrait paintings from the past. Quinn is known for his multi-layered landscape paintings that incorporate art historical subjects and the use of trompe l’oeil to challenge the idea of painting. In this exhibition, the artist alludes to the use of concrete images to create an abstract concept and explores the different expository potentials of image making central to our reading of painting itself.
The exhibition will be on view at Pearl Lam Galleries, 6/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong.
Recent notable solo exhibitions include Rose, Cherry, Iron Rust, Flamingo (2017), Pearl Lam Galleries,Hong Kong, China; Ged Quinn (2014), Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK; Ged Quinn (2013–14)New Art Gallery Walsall, West Midlands, UK; and FOCUS: Ged Quinn (2012), Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Notable group exhibitions include Synthetic Landscapes: Reviewing the ideallandscape (2017), Meadow Arts and Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, Weston Park, Shifnal, UK;CLASSICICITY: Ancient art, contemporary objects (2015), Breese Little, London, UK; Cake and LemonEaters: Viktor Pivovarov and Ged Quinn (2014), Galerie Rudolfinum and The Gallery of Fine Arts in Ostrava, Czech Republic; Somos Libres II (2014), Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, Italy; Looking at the View (2013), Tate Britain, London, UK; The Endless Rennaissance (2012), Bass Museum of Art, Miami, USA; and Beyond Reality: British Painting Today (2012), Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic.
Quinn’s works are included in prominent collections internationally, including British Museum, London, UK; the FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA; The Honart Museum, Tehran, Iran; K11 Art Foundation (KAF), Hong Kong, China; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Olbricht Collection, Essen, Germany; Saatchi Collection, London, UK; Tate Collection, London, UK; Tel Aviv Art Museum, Israel and Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK.