Ged Quinn

Ged Quinn

British
b. 1963
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Overview

British artist Ged Quinn is renowned for his densely layered paintings that combine symbolic and surreal elements and transform art historical references into contemporary experience.

British artist Ged Quinn is renowned for his densely layered paintings that combine symbolic and surreal elements and transform art historical references into contemporary experience.

Ged Quinn was born in 1963 in Liverpool, UK. He now lives and works in Cornwall.

Richly layered with meaning and symbolism, Quinn’s works combine complex histories and mythological references with the traditions of landscape, still-life and genre painting. Drawing on inspiration from art history, Quinn uses paintings by artists such as Claude Lorrain, Caspar David Friedrich and Jacob van Ruisdael as source material to form multi-layered narratives. Themes of religion, politics, literature and film permeate his works. Yet with decidedly Surrealist undertones, Quinn's dream-like paintings resist interpretation. 

Quinn’s third solo exhibition opened at Stephen Friedman Gallery in November 2019. Offering an emotional response to an imagined landscape, this new body of work represents an important shift in the artist’s practice and marks a departure from creating reproductions of paintings from art history. 

Selected Artworks

Ged Quinn

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The Armory Show
Art fairs
5–8 March 2020

The Armory Show

Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to return to The Armory Show at Booth 901 on Pier 94. The gallery presents a selection of work by Mamma AnderssonJuan AraujoTonico Lemos AuadJonathan BaldockEd BaynardMelvin EdwardsAndreas ErikssonDenzil ForresterKendell GeersChanning HansenJim HodgesGed QuinnYinka Shonibare CBE and Luiz Zerbini. A section of the booth is dedicated to David Shrigley.

New York, Pier 94, Booth 901
Art Basel Miami Beach
Art fairs
5–8 December 2019

Art Basel

Miami Beach
Galleries, Booth F25 Kabinett Denzil Forrester, Booth F25 Meridians Tom Friedman, M16 For Art Basel Miami Beach 2019, Stephen Friedman Gallery (Booth F25) presents a selection of artists including Juan Araujo, Tonico...
Florida, F25
The Armory Show
Art fairs
7–10 March 2019

The Armory Show

Stephen Friedman Gallery returns to The Armory Show after a sixteen year hiatus. On Pier 94 Booth 500, the gallery presents a selection of artists including Tonico Lemos Auad, Andreas Eriksson, Denzil...
New York, Pier 94, 500
Art Basel Miami Beach
Art fairs
7–10 December 2017

Art Basel Miami Beach

For Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 Stephen Friedman Gallery will present new work by Tonico Lemos Auad, Andreas Eriksson, Tom Friedman, Channing Hansen, Jim Hodges, Rivane Neuenschwander, Ged Quinn, Yinka Shonibare MBE,...
Florida, A15, Hall D
Art Basel Miami Beach
Art fairs
1–4 December 2016

Art Basel Miami Beach

Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to participate in Art Basel Miami Beach 2016. We will be showing works by the artists below, alongside a spotlight presentation of Manuel Espinosa as part of...
Florida, E4, Hall C
Frieze New York
Art fairs
5–8 May 2016

Frieze New York

Stephen Friedman Gallery will be participating in Frieze New York 2016 from Thursday 5 until Sunday 8 May. The preview is on Wednesday 4 May. For this edition, Stephen Friedman Gallery is...
New York, B13
Art Basel Miami Beach
Art fairs
3–6 December 2015

Art Basel Miami Beach

Stephen Friedman Gallery is participating in Art Basel Miami Beach. Preview Wednesday 2 December. Exhibiting artists include: Mamma Andersson Juan Araujo Tonico Lemos Auad Stephan Balkenhol Huma Bhabha Melvin Edwards Andreas Eriksson...
Florida, E4, Hall C

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