Marc Quinn (British, born 1964)

marc-quinn-57Marc Quinn first came to prominence in the early 1990s, when he and several peers, identified as the Young British Artists or YBAs, redefined what it was to make and experience contemporary art. Quinn makes art about what it is to be a person living in the world – whether it concerns our relationship with nature and how that is mediated by human desire; or what identity and beauty mean and why people are compelled to transform theirs; or representing current, social history in his work. His work also connects frequently and meaningfully with art history, from Modern masters right back to antiquity.