I was incredibly fortunate enough to get a look at Sir John Soane’s Museum latest exhibition Marc Quinn: Drawn from Life whilst recently in London.
Each of the twelve sculptures is created from casts of Quinn and his muse, the dancer Jenny Bastet, in a series of embraces. Their interlinked arms appear to be fighting, loving, holding or supporting – or even all at once – reflecting Quinn’s recurring fascination with the physical ambiguities of human emotion.
Marc Quinn marries together the architecture beauty of the Soane’s Museum with contemporary art in a very sympathetic way. I personally loved how each piece seem to have been at the location for years. As I was there, some people walked right by without even recognizing it was a different piece. That to me is a great sign of fitting in.