Maureen Quin

– Master Sculptor –

Decades of Sculptural Excellence

Animal Bird Man on Bench

“It may have been expected that after her stay at the Cite des Arts in Paris, 1987, Maureen Quin would work in the manner of the Grand Master of Western tradition, Rodin. Instead, Maureen Quin discovered her African roots; her bronze sculptures became savage, shocking, even crude in its strong attenuations and harsh contrast of forms. The figures are part human – part insect. There is no dividing line between man and nature. And it is the harsh nature that is Africa” Deon Lemmer.

Sculpture is form in space, by definition. In this bronze sculpture Maureen Quin played with human shapes in space. Using the negative spaces to suggest a complete man contemplatively relaxing on a bench. The use of horns refers to Africa as Maureen Quin’s origin.

Year: 1988
Edition: 4
Medium: Bronze
Size: H 580 x W 645 x L 300 mm