‘Fossil Record - The Age of Aluminium’ is an embossed chine-collé print with silver foil, by award winning British artist Marc Quinn. From a limited edition of 25. The print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist Marc Quinn is one of the leading names of the twenty-first century British art scene. Famous for casting his head in ten pints of his own frozen blood, and for crowning Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth with the exceptional marble sculpture of artist Alison Lapper, Quinn has been a rising star of the art world since the 1990s, producing an extensive and distinctive oeuvre like no other. With a penchant for humanity’s darker side and a tendency toward the existential, Quinn creates an art that thinks, always probing life’s big questions through an aesthetic which is captivating. ‘Fossil Record - The Age of Aluminium’ takes Quinn’s endless fascination with horticulture to a new level: using a chine-collé process Quinn has created a delicate, ethereal print of embossed orchids in a distinctly Japanese style. Like a fossil, the piece shows only an imprint, devoid of Quinn’s usual hyper-real palette in favour of shimmering silver foil, to create an aesthetic which is not only strikingly beautiful but haunting and ghostly in its soft luminescence.