Ged Quinn is the second participant of the Tate St Ives Artists’ Residency Programme based at the historic Porthmeor Studio, previously occupied by Borlase Smart, Ben Nicholson and Patrick Heron. This initiative provides artists with a residency fee and studio space to support the development of their professional practice.
Evolving from a spectrum of sources in art history, photographs, memory, newspaper cuttings and books, Quinn’s canvases introduce new and universal topics. The latest series samples styles of artists such as Richard Wilson, Claude Lorrain and Caspar David Friedrich. The logical reading of these ‘Master’ works is disrupted by Quinn’s infusion of abstract references to Western cultural history.