16 January 2020

Stephen Friedman Gallery hosts Ged Quinn in conversation with Paul Hobson

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Stephen Friedman Gallery hosted British artist Ged Quinn in conversation with Paul Hobson (Director, Modern Art Oxford). The event took place on Thursday 16 January (6.30-7.30pm) and coincided with the final week of Quinn's solo exhibition at the gallery.

Scroll down to watch a recording of the event.

This solo exhibition of new paintings by Ged Quinn is the third show at the gallery for the Cornwall-based painter. The new body of work presents a monodrama and pairs large-scale romantic landscape paintings with smaller portraits and intimate pastoral scenes. Marking a significant development in the artist's practice, these wintry images are rendered in thinly applied layers of oil on linen and focus on the feelings of Quinn's protagonist, an isolated wanderer.

Quinn's new paintings are inspired by German lyric poet Wilhelm Müller, English Romantic poet William Wordsworth and Carl Jung's partially autobiographical book ‘Memories, Dreams, Reflections' (1962). They also relate to a rare series of watercolour landscapes by Albrecht Dürer. In this body of work we follow the wanderer through a majestic and ethereal landscape, a snowy village and a coal burner's hut. While making footprints in the snow, he moves in a hypnotic daze and dreams of spring in winter.

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