Self-taught artist Saxon Quinn explores materiality, juxtaposition of texture and form, and the subtleties of his mixed mediums.
Taking his cues from the street and largely inspired by travels to NYC and other urban metropolises, Saxon’s use of cement as the ground for each work can be seen as a literal interpretation of this urban environment. And his mark-making simulates “the randomly perfect placement of weathered markings and paste ups that form around us on walls, pavements, ceilings and signs.”
Geometric shapes in solid black and white almost fill the canvas in some works and recede to speck-like proportions in others. Shape and line work together to create an urban topography of railway lines, graffitied walls, tiled subways and monolithic structures.