Top image credit: ADAM QUINN ‘Bannermen’ 2015 A piece from Quinn’s previous exhibition ‘Leger Demain’ (2015.) Courtesy The Artist. Photo Morwenna Kearsley


Adam Quinn

Adam Quinn (b. 1991 in UK) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.

Adam Quinn is a 2014 graduate of The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland’s Painting and Printmaking Department. Quinn uses a consciously clichéd formal vocabulary to explore different aspects and encounters with public space and sculpture. Derived from the ubiquitous, badly aged, reliefs and monuments, found on and at the foot of brutalist post-industrial buildings of the 60's & 70's, this vocabulary is employed to create objects which are then reinserted into the public realm. His work is concerned with ideas of passivity, theatricality, function and nostalgia of public art and space. These themes are realised through printmaking, painting, furniture design as well as various industrial construction methods and materials.

Group shows include: Leger Demain, Albus Building, Glasgow, Scotland (2015); Phoenix Bursary Show, Reid Building, Glasgow, Scotland (2015); Fanfare, The Whisky Bond, Glasgow, Scotland (2014).