Steven Quinn likes to combine cut-outs from old magazines and historic imagery to create quirky collages. The collages often consider issues like the apocalypse, politics, nuclear power and space. The juxtaposition of old and new allows the viewer to reflect on the promises made on TV shows like Tomorrow's World which promised a very different now (future).
When Steven Quinn describes his work, he says “It’s a big melting pot where everything informs the other; a collage of inspiration, style, backgrounds. Most of my ideas strand from science and to date I think one of the coolest things I have done was to have had my DNA tested and printed as a portrait for The National Portrait Gallery”.
Quinn plays with imagery in a fresh and unique way, toying with ideas and twisting images from their original context into new and sometimes humorous narratives.
I like the clash of old and new, similar to sci-fi you fear some of the ideas that are developed here could come true, there is a chance of nuclear action between Trump and North Korea, tensions between the UK and Russia. Even more percent is the image of an old car flying through space which looks almost exactly like Elon Musk's SpaceX launch. Scarily many of Quinn's works depict the apocalypse, let's hope that he gets that prediction wrong.
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