Marc Quinn was born in London in 1964. He graduated from Cambridge University having achieved a degree in History and History of Art. His sculptures, paintings and drawings explore the relationship between art and science, the human body and the perception of beauty. He came to prominence in 1991 with his sculpture "Self" which is a cast of his own head and made using ten pints of his own frozen blood.
Some other of his critically acclaimed works include "Garden" (2000), a full botanical garden frozen and displayed in Fondazione Prada, Milan. "1+1=3" (2002), a twenty metre artificial rainbow created for the Liverpool Biennale, "Planet" (2008), a monumental rendition of the artist’s son as a baby and permanently installed at The Gardens by The Bay, Singapore,
"All of Nature Flows Through Us" (2011) is a site specific sculpture of an iris. Cast in patinated bronze and stainless steel, ten meters in diameter, weighing more than twelve tonnes and installed in a river at Kistefos-Museet Norway.
"Alison Lapper Pregnant" (2005) was previously exhibited on the fourth plinth of London’s Trafalgar Square. Alison Lapper is a British artist who was born without arms and with malformed legs. The 3.5 meter work is of Bianco P marble quarried at Carrara, Italy. The life size resin maquette (a model used as a basis for the sculpture) can be seen at the left of the image.
"Burning Desire" is a four-meter high rendition of a blood red orchid.
"Bermuda Triangle" A monumental bronze shell, reproduced from a seashell, using a high-tech 3D printing system. Measuring 2.1m x 3.0m x 2.2m.
Bonzai Tree entitled "Held by desire". A bronze measuring 2.5m.