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
Frontcountry: Lucas Foglia, Michael Hoppen Gallery
Running from March 28 – May 10 the exhibition, Frontcountry: Lucas Foglia will address the the wild and sparsely populated American West, with all its romantic and historical connotations.
Interview with Photographer Uldus Bakhtiozina
Born in 1986 in St Petersburg, photographer Uldus Bakhtiozina has long been impacted by her Russian heritage. Working on a new book that explores the fairy tales of pagan Russia, Bakhtiozina looks for the stories behind the image.