Nathaniel Mary Quinn

The Comedian

Giclee, printed on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310 gsm
45.72 x 60.96 cm / 18 x 24 in

Nathaniel Mary Quinn (b. 1977, Chicago, Illinois) is an American painter known for his fractured, hybrid portraits on paper and linen using charcoal, gouache, pastel, paint stick, and oil paint. Quinn’s fragmented compositions explore emotions and the playful relationship between perception and memories. His works are reinforced with art historical references such as Cubism, Surrealism, and Francis Bacon, balanced with very personal experiences, memories, traumas, and history to shed light on Black subjects. From the beautiful and the benevolent, to the sinister and grotesque, Quinn manages to unravel the complexities of human emotions that are both very personal and collective of human experiences. His works can be found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museo Jumex, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.