Hoop Dreams, Original Artwork by Saxon Quinn
Hoop Dreams, Original Artwork by Saxon Quinn, Acrylic Stained Canvas with Oil Stick, Acrylic, Graphite, Aerosol and Tung Oil, Framed in Oak, 840 x 1140mm, 2021
About the work:
Hoop Dreams, Original Artwork by Saxon Quinn.
Saxon Quinn’s work takes it’s cue from the asphalt sprawl of urban streetscapes. Inspired by his travels, particularly to New York, his work explores the play between smooth and textured form through the use of various mediums in complementary and tactile compositions. For this collection, Quinn uses acrylics to rinse and stain the unprimed raw canvas, resulting in a concrete-like appearance which reflects his previous works on concrete covered board.
“Painting acts as a kind of meditation for me, a way to escape and calm the restlessness. Whether I’m sketching pieces, pouring and staining cement or painting – everything stops for these moments and nothing else matters” says Quinn.
About the Artist:
Saxon Quinn is a Melbourne based self-taught artist. His use of cement can be seen as a literal interpretation of the urban environment from which he takes inspiration. Shape and line work together to create an urban topography of railway lines, graffitied walls, tiled subways and monolithic structures.
– Acrylic Stained Canvas with Oil Stick, Acrylic, Graphite, Aerosol and Tung Oil
– Framed in Oak
Acrylic Stained Canvas with Oil Stick, Acrylic, Graphite, Aerosol and Tung Oil