Saxon Quinn

Australia, 1986
Saxon Quinn
Bottle to forget, Unprimed canvas,stained and rinsed with acrylics. Oil paint, acrylic paint, acrylic marker, 110x80 cm
Saxon Quinn
How much fun is too much fun, Unprimed canvas, stained and rinsed with acrylics, oil stick, oil paint, acrylic paint, acrylic marker, 100 x 80 cm
Saxon Quinn
My italian book, Unprimed canvas, stained and rinsed with acrylics, oil stick, oil paint, acrylic paint, acrylic marker, 130 x 110 cm
Saxon Quinn
Unworn cowboy boots, Unprimed canvas, stained and rinsed with acrylics, oil stick, acrylic paint, graphite, 100 x 80 cm,

About

Born in country Victoria (Aus.), Saxon spent his childhood surrounded by creativity. His mother – Dianne Coulter, also an artist, has had a large studio and gallery on the family property since he was born. His mother is definitely his mentor. He grew up with a huge studio that his mum worked from, hed always be with her. Dianne is an incredible artist, her works range from figurative and abstract sculptures to individually-dyed garments and paintings. After studying Communication Design and building his career in Melbourne, Saxon moved to New York City, immersing himself in the city and its urban patina. The beauty he found in the aged and weathered elements was cemented as the foundation of his creative work, and painting became the outlet.

Now, from his studio in New South Wales (Aus.), Saxon primarily uses canvas, graphite, and paint, layering hues, symbols, and textures to create works that sway from the intentional to the unrestrained, the minimalist to the uninhibited. Each piece bears meaningful motifs alongside elements of mischievous humor, with each mark representing an aspect of his life. These marks are arranged precisely to induce a sensory effect, where a calming constellation can be found in a world of perceived chaos. His explorations use the medium of stained and marked canvas as a literal elucidation of the experienced environment. A narrative of monolithic shapes, line work of differing rhythm, geometry, space, and markings. 

Saxon has grown to love the process of distressing on surfaces that occurs over time; pavements worn by the pedestrians footsteps, weathering elements by nature, or human error. Narratives of overall shape, lines of different rhythms, geometry, space, and marks; each individual mark ends up being an intersection of sorts, much like scarred skin on a body ——– a portal to a life experience.

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Works

Saxon Quinn, Bottle to forget,
Bottle to forget, Unprimed canvas,stained and rinsed with acrylics. Oil paint, acrylic paint, acrylic marker, 110x80 cm
Saxon Quinn, How much fun is too much fun,
How much fun is too much fun, Unprimed canvas, stained and rinsed with acrylics, oil stick, oil paint, acrylic paint, acrylic marker, 100 x 80 cm
Saxon Quinn, My italian book,
My italian book, Unprimed canvas, stained and rinsed with acrylics, oil stick, oil paint, acrylic paint, acrylic marker, 130 x 110 cm
Saxon Quinn, Unworn cowboy boots,
Unworn cowboy boots, Unprimed canvas, stained and rinsed with acrylics, oil stick, acrylic paint, graphite, 100 x 80 cm,

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