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by The REJIGIT Blog

The Force of Nature II by Lorenzo Quinn is a magnificent bronze, stainless steel and iron sculpture measuring 220 cm x 421 cm x 150 cm.

Quinn is the son of Mexican-American actor Anthony Quinn and his second wife, costume designer Iolanda Addolori. In 1988 he married Giovanna Cicutto and on the birth of the first of their three sons they moved from New York to Spain.

His impressive public art works portfolio includes Encounters, a massive globe enclosing a pointing hand which was unveiled in 2003 opposite the Museum of Modern Art in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. His Tree of Life was erected outside St Martin’s Church in Birmingham in 2005 to commemorate those who died during the Second World War blitz on the city. Creation, Volare and Crossing a Millennium are on display at King Edward’s Wharf .

One of his largest public space sculptures, Rise Through Education, was installed at ASPIRE, the Academy of Sports Excellence, in Doha in 2005. He also created Reaching for Gold for the interior of the academy to depict striving for excellence.

2006, he sculpted Legacy for Sant Climent de Llobregat in Spain.

2008, Evolution, a major exhibition of his artistic production was chosen to inaugurate the new premises of Halcyon Gallery in Mayfair, London.

2009, Equilibrium, was an exhibition of his monumental sculptures, followed which coincided with the installation of Give and Take III in Berkeley Square for six months.

2010, his sculpture, Vroom Vroom was exhibited at the Institute of Modern Art in Valencia and later that year at the Abu Dhabi Art Fair.

2011, Vroom Vroom was installed at Park Lane, London, as part of Westminster Council’s City of Sculpture Festival. Also that year, his three meter bronze version of Finding Love was unveiled at the entrance of the newly opened One Hyde Park building in Knightsbridge coinciding with two further public placements of his monumental sculpture, Force of Nature II (as featured in this article) in Berkeley Square and Mayfair and Volare in Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea.He was also invited to participate in the first ever Biennale di Scultura. He exhibited La Dolce Vita, at Casina Valadier, Villa Borghese, Rome, near the Spanish Steps. That year he was also selected as the exhibiting artist for the Italian Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale. His installation This is Not a Game was positioned across two different sites at the Biennale, the Italian Pavilion in the Arsenale and San Servolo Island, Venice. 2011 was a busy year and later he was invited to exhibit Leap of Faith and Hand of God at the Winter Palace in the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.