In this striking signed limited-edition print of 150, which could be mistaken for a photograph of outer space, Quinn explores individuality with the human iris. Like a fingerprint, every human iris is entirely unique. That's why the eyes have always been thought of as representations of the soul.
Quinn refers to the human eyes as "the doors of perception, the portal between inner and outer, the link between us and the world.'
We Share Our Chemistry with the Stars revisits themes of the body, the human spirit, and bringing the inside out, seen across much of Quinn's work. Most notably in his seminal piece, "Self', which saw the artist cast a sculpture of his head in his own blood.
Size (cm): 26 x 26
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Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 150
Size (cm): 26 x 26
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About the artist
One of the leading artists of his generation, Marc Quinn graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in History and History of Art before switching track to contemporary visual art in the 1990s.
Working across sculpture, painting, and drawing, Quinn incorporates a broad range of materials through both traditional and modern techniques. With his critical background, Quinn suffuses every work with a sense of the profound, tackling questions of the human condition through a contemplation of science and astrology.
Well-known artworks include the sculpture of the artist’s head, cast from his own frozen blood, and his depiction of the artist Alison Lapper on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth in 2005. In 2001, Quinn also won The Royal Academy of Art’s Charles Wollaston Award for Catherine Long, a sculptural nude in white marble.