Contemporary Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn is an internationally recognised leading figurative sculptor who draws inspiration from such masters as Michelangelo, Bernini and Rodin. His works often focus on human hands as a vehicle for the expression of authentic emotions and eternal values.
'I wanted to sculpt what is considered the hardest and most technically challenging part of the human body', he asserts. 'The hand holds so much power - the power to love, to hate, to create, to destroy.'
As the son of the actor Anthony Quinn, Lorenzo split his childhood between Italy and the USA. He studied at the American Academy of the Fine Arts in New York. He even enjoyed a brief career as an actor before firmly landing on sculpture as his primary form of creative output. According to the artist, his creative ideas spark quickly into life, yet a finished project takes months to realise. Quinn usually conceives each work in writing, and the poetic text is ultimately displayed with the sculpture as an integral part of the piece, not merely an explanation.
Lorenzo’s early commissions included The Tree of Life, which was created for the United Nations and issued as a stamp in 1993 and the 1994 sculpture of Saint Anthony for the Basilica del Santo in Padua, which was blessed by the Pope in front of a 35,000-strong crowd.
Lorenzo Quinn, “Tree of Life”, 2005, Bronze, 98.5 X 35.5 x 27.5 in., St. Martin’s Church in Birmingham, England
The most recent exhibition of Quinn’s passionate and powerful creations closed this Saturday. Leila Heller Gallery in Dubai showcased a collection of the artist’s new artworks ‘Now and Forever’, exhibited along with some of his past work. In another location, the city embraces the vast and expressive Together by Lorenzo Quinn, previously installed in Giza, Egypt, which is currently displayed in front of the DIFC Gate Building.
His recent exhibitions include Now and Forever, Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai (2022), Possibilità, Halcyon Gallery, London (2019), Lorenzo Quinn, Halcyon Gallery, London (2015), In the Hands of Lorenzo Quinn, Gallery Odyssey, Mumbai, India (2015), Art al Set, Hermitage Hotel, Soldeu, Andorra (2013), Poems, Galleria Ca' d'Oro, Miami, Florida (2013), Full Circle, Halcyon Gallery, London (2013), Rafart Gallery, Almenar, Spain (2012). Here at Theodore & C. we marvel at Lorenzo Quinn’s ability to combine intimacy and tenderness with monumental concepts in his artwork. If you have any questions or are interested in purchasing one of Quinn’s sculptures, we encourage you to reach out to our art curators. They would be more than happy to provide additional information and assist with the acquisition process. Don't miss the opportunity to own a piece of art that is sure to be a valuable addition to your collection.