The Toxic Sublime is Marc Quinn’s first exhibition at White Cube London since 2010, and is the culmination of two years of investigation into natural phenomena and our distanced and complex relationship with the environment. Pieces from The Toxic Sublime series feature distorted, three-dimensional seascapes that blur the boundaries between painting and sculpture. They begin with an inherently contradictory artistic gesture whereby Quinn submits a photograph on canvas of a sunrise to a process of aggressive alteration. Alongside the artist’s paintings, a new series of sculptures, minimal arcs in stainless steel, including one measuring over 7m long, form part of a body of work titled Frozen Waves. These primal, gestural shapes originate from the remnants of shells, eroded by the endless action of the waves.
Marc Quinn, The Toxic Sublime, White Cube, London
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize: Winner Jordi Ruiz Cirera
This year’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize has been awarded to Jordi Ruiz Cirera. The winning photograph captures a Bolivian woman who was clearly reluctant to sit for the camera.
Art Basel Presents its 2014 Film Programme, Miami Beach, Florida
Since a few Basel gallerists put their passion and determination behind an ambitious vision in 1970, Art Basel has continued to grow in size and is now recognised as a top international art show.