Brooklyn artist Nathaniel Mary Quinn is debuting at the Almine Rech gallery in Brussels on March 14 2019 and you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to face his work. Gaining widespread art world interest and acclaim for his fragmentary hybrid portraits, you can sense certain classically cubist, surrealist and even baroque influences (Quinn has an MFA from NYU and was a professor previously) but his work is replete with elusive memories of his own.
In Nathaniel Mary Quinn’s art, generational and personal trauma intersperse with reflections on race and blackness; ephemeral impressions and human re-interpretations swirl into beautifully fluidity captured within a frame.
With this new expo titled “ALWAYS FELT, RARELY SEEN”, Quinn focuses on our shared humanity: “I believe in life you are an amalgam of numerous experiences. You are built from a history of joy, sadness, ups, and downs. I’m trying to articulate the essence of that. … Subjective perception is simply allegiance—unknowingly interdependence of all people—to your own ego. And your ego disallows you from seeing the collective.”
Nathaniel Mary Quinn
ALWAYS FELT, RARELY SEEN
March 14 - April 13, 2019
Almine Rech Gallery
Rue de l’Abbaye 20
Open Tuesdays-Saturdays (11 AM - 7 PM)
Header image: Nathaniel Mary Quinn, The British Bookman, 2019 - Oil paint, paint stick, gouache, soft pastel, oil pastel on linen canvas - 40 x 30 x 2 cm; 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 0 3/4 inches / © Nathaniel Mary Quinn - Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography.