WORKS by Marc Quinn depicting fruit and flowers in full bloom will be featured in the Portraits of Landscapes exhibit at the Leslie Sacks Contemporary gallery in Santa Monica.

WORKS by Marc Quinn depicting fruit and flowers in full bloom will be featured in the Portraits of Landscapes exhibit at the Leslie Sacks Contemporary gallery in Santa Monica.

The Leslie Sacks Contemporary gallery in Santa Monica will present the exhibit Portraits of Landscapes, featuring artworks by Marc Quinn, beginning Saturday, March 2 through April 13.
The series includes eight color pigment prints from an edition of 59. Depicted in the works are fruit and flowers in full bloom, which relates to recurring motifs in Quinn’s art, a gallery spokesperson said.
The Portraits of Landscapes series references Quinn’s 2000 installation, Garden, as well as his ensuing Eternal Spring sculptures and flower paintings, say exhibit organizers. Garden, originally installed at the Fondazione Prada in Milan, featured cryogenically frozen plants captured at the peak of their beauty and suspended in their life cycle.
Quinn has stated that he was inspired to create the piece when visiting a flower market, where all types of foliage from around the world can be purchased in a single place.
For the print series, Portraits of Landscapes, Quinn has re-appropriated imagery from his flower paintings and presented the visuals in a new format. Quinn switched media from painting (large horizontal “landscapes”) to a blown-up portion of a painting (small vertical “portraits”).
In the work’s new incarnation, Quinn examines in greater detail the exotic, tactile shapes of tropical plants and gleaming, fleshy surfaces of ripe fruit, according to the gallery.
Quinn, who is part of the Young British Artists movement, has shown works in numerous international exhibitions, including the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003.
The Leslie Sacks Contemporary gallery is at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. B6, Santa Monica.
Information, (310) 264-0640, or www.lesliesackscontemporary.com.

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