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Maureen Quin

12 May till 26 May 2017

Maureen Quin is widely acknowledged as one of our most prominent contemporary sculptors. Many exhibitions, five retrospectives and one recently in Berlin as well as a number of honorary awards, are all highlights in her art career.  To honour her on her eightieth birthday, a commemorative book, ‘Quin Sculpture:  Sixty years of excellence’ was published. Maureen is fascinated by human and animal movements.  Her sculptures escape the stagnancy of the bronze medium to suggest dancing rhythms, qualities that are retained and carried on in her recent more abstract works.  She says: “Sculpture is my passion ... I put my heart and soul into it.”

The exhibition is opened by Pieter van Heerden on Friday 12 May 2017 at 18h30 for 19h00 and runs until Friday 26 May 2017.


Artists' statement

Sculpture is my passion. It’s an extension of myself, reflecting my thoughts, my loves, hates joys and fears. Whether I’m involved in representational wildlife studies, realistic figure studies or abstractions, I put my heart and soul into it.  Each sculpture is an exciting journey. Starting with a vague concept, sketching it to achieve a visual form, building the armature, fleshing it out and having it cast in bronze are the elements which ultimately are to me the most rewarding and satisfying. In the process I use my talents, experience and my gut feelings to guide me until I’m satisfied within myself that the sculptural form I’ve created, moves in space and is in harmony with my vision.  In my career as a sculptor I’ve used the human figure extensively. In many studies I endeavor to capture the rapport between humans and the animal kingdom by combining the two to create sculptures that are uniquely my own abstract expressive approach. Creating and searching for the ultimate realization of my vision is the fulfillment of my life.



 
Adam and Eve
Ballet Couple
Joy
Joyous
Court Jester
Dance of Life
Dance of Life Panel
Odile
Polka
Spring