Koolstof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carbon cycle door Marc Quinn, 2008

 

 

Stof zijt gij en tot stof zult gij wederkeren

 

De serie 'Carbon Cycles' van Quinn bestaat uit gietingen van schedels en van het hoofd van de kunstenaar, de kopstukken zijn omringd door verschillende bloemen en fruit. Levende wezens zijn voor een belangrijk deel opgebouwd uit water en koolstof en na de dood keren beide terug in de aarde en atmosfeer van onze planeet. Tot het opgenomen wordt door een plant en via de route eten en gegeten worden weer terecht kan komen in een mens.

 

Quinn: “It’s fascinating to me that we’re all composed of atoms, and these elements can recombine in different forms and make different things. There are bits of carbon in my body that will be in a tree in 500 years’ time, or in the lungs of someone not yet born.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orchideeën

 

Quinn is gefascineerd door orchideeën: "Orchids are like perfectly evolved little sculptures in themselves, they're full of colour, interesting shapes and beauty. Even though they are a plant's reproductive organs, they pun on human ones too. They make you realise it is colour, life and sexuality that keeps the world turning. They are a celebration of life. I like all kinds of flowers, irises, sunflowers and anthuriums are great but none are quite as good as orchids.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Marc Quinn (Eng. 1964)

 

Wikipedia NL            Wikipedia E                     www.marcquinn.com

 

Quinn: “All my work is about what it is to be a person alive in the world.”

 

Quinn: "I like to bring real life into art. But look at any news bulletin and it's a million times worse. I don't make art about people being blown up. Art should reflect the time you live in. I'm making art for the future, for people who have not been born yet."

 

"An artwork is like a time machine. It's the only thing that can carry emotions through time. That's why it's important to make art about now."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen Den Haag

 

Foto’s:  september 2015

 

 

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