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Spotlight on M+B's portraits by Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Posted By AIPAD, Friday, June 10, 2016

By turns monstrous and whimsical, Nathaniel Mary Quinn’s portraits at M+B are fractured, richly inventive images of former residents of the Chicago housing project where he grew up. They are somewhat reminiscent of the work of Wangechi Mutu, although rather than using found imagery directly, Quinn draws or paints from various sources — photographs, comics, history painting, fabric patterns and more — putting them all together in distorted collisions resembling faces.

 

Read more about Nathaniel Mary Quinn's portraits here.


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