Nathaniel Mary Quinn

  • , Lately, 2017
  • , Big Mike, 2017

The paintings of Chicago-born artist Nathaniel Mary Quinn blend sophisticated painting and drawing techniques to achieve the appearance of collage. Considered by the artist as "two-dimensional sculptures", his portraiture is realized from photography, without any preliminary sketches, and frequently represents people and figures from his childhood and his close circle. His attempt to duplicate a visual physicality on the surface of the canvas externalizes the world of human beings, exploring the complexity and the wide spectrum of the human condition.