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Linda Quinlan, b.1977

It Adds to The Confusion 32006

“The detailed installations I create describe a certain fragility that reflects our mortality and the world we live in. I am interested in the physical and psychological tensions set up between contrasting components, arrangement of objects in relation to the space. These carefully composed environments comprise of multiple elements, which often respond directly to the specifics of a space. The work endeavours to reconcile a sophisticated level of formality, while maintaining a spontaneity and inventiveness, through a sensitivity to materials and place. One is compelled to draw closer and investigate intimately the many objects, textures, and curios that send the viewer on a journey through the individual collections that make up these complex and imaginative installations.
Working mostly on site and often reconfiguring materials from previous pieces, my labours are obsessive, condensed and often temporary, which adds a crucial time based element to my practice. I view each exhibition as a pause, so to speak on an ongoing project refining and adding to a growing vocabulary of form and vision.”*

*Linda Quinlan, artist’s statement

Medium1950's Haslev table, resin, ceramic, mirror, gold leaf and watercolour paint box
Dimensions80 x 34 x 48 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2006
Item NumberIMMA.1982
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Linda Quinlan, It Adds to The Confusion 3, 2006, 1950's Haslev table, resin, ceramic, mirror, gold leaf and watercolour paint box, 80 x 34 x 48 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2006

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About the Artist

Linda Quinlan b.1977

Irish artist Linda Quinlan (born 1977) creates fragile installations which reflect our mortality and the world we live in. Quinlan works onsite, and often reconfigures materials from previous installations to carefully compose environments that respond directly to the specifics of the exhibition space. Quinlan took part in the Artists’ Residency Programme at IMMA in 2009, and at the Centre Cultural Irlandais, Paris, in 2012. Her work has been exhibited at Careof Gallery, Milan; Domaine Pommery, Reims; the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin and the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork.
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