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DESCRIPTIONThe rich diversity of our new collection and the thrill of being joined by four fantastic and very different new artists has got us all buzzing this season. We are very proud to introduce Bill Bate's mesmerising figurative work, as well as the wonderfully diverse works of Adam Barsby, Linda Charles and Ken Orton.
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Powerful new pieces from internationally renowned sculptor Lorenzo Quinn
09 UPDAte Keeping you in touch with all the latest art news
10 on tHe BAll Powerful abstracts from top sportsman michael Vaughan
13 ViSionArY unseen jewellery from the late, great Govinder
14 tAlent on SHoW Four new artists are welcomed to the prestigious Washington Green portfolio
20 MooVin' on UP! top-selling uK artist Caroline Shotton on the inspiration behind her latest exhibition
24 PerFeCt PreSentS A collection of highly covetable accessories make great gifts
the rich diversity of our new collection and the thrill of being joined by four fantastic and very different new artists has got us all buzzing this season. We are very proud to introduce Bill Bate's mesmerising figurative work, as well as the wonderfully diverse works of Adam Barsby, Linda Charles and Ken Orton.
A new collection of Lorenzo Quinn's hugely expressive sculptures are profiled in this issue too, with his passion and energy flowing gracefully through every piece. A very different kind of art is showcased in the powerful abstract pieces by England cricket hero Michael Vaughan who we're thrilled to be working with and we're equally excited to unveil a brand new range of accessories 'Branded' by Caroline Shotton.
With the colder weather now taking hold, a beautiful piece of artwork is the perfect way to bring warmth and sparkle into your home a pleasure that will last for many years to come. I hope you find plenty in this collection to enrich your world - and your walls!
26 loVe iS liFe Paul Horton tours uK galleries with his major new collection
29 GAllerY View the latest Autumn collection from your favourite figurative, landscape and contemporary artists
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LORENZO QUINN IS at the top of his game. no longer ha-bitually referred to as son of Anthony Quinn (the late, great actor) he has assuredly established himself as one of the most dynamic and challenging sculptors of his generation.
there are themes and references throughout his work to the great figurative masters from michelangelo, Bernini, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux to Auguste Rodin, and while much of his work is inspired by the legacy and sheer magnitude of their work, Quinn has reinterpreted elements of their art for a modern audience. now liv-ing in Barcelona he frequently returns to Italy to gain inspiration and knowledge. Inspiration comes from everyday life, from something I read, from conversations with people, family milestones. Essentially anything that stirs an emotion in me, he says.
Although raised partly in Italy, it was in Rome that he discovered his love for art and he started out as a painter in 1982, after training at the American Academy of Fine Arts in new York. After a brief and successful stint as an actor he returned to his first love art, and specifically surrealist art having ironically played the master of the form Salvador Dali in one of his acting roles. the transition from art to sculpture was a smooth one as he finally identified sculpture as the most powerful way of delivering his artistic vision to an audi-ence. For all the superficial things in life, having a famous father has been an asset, but for the more difficult aspects of life its been hard because people expect so much more from you, says Quinn.
A great believer in the democracy of art he is a champion of the collector rather than the critic. I make art for myself and people who wish to come along for a ride through my dreams, he says.
Internationally renowned sculptor Lorenzo Quinn, creator of inspirational modern sculpture, has conquered the art world with his powerful bronzes and ground breaking monumental structures
Creation Resin sculpture
Edition of 495 Height 11" 1,495
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Quinn is as much a wordsmith as an artist and all his pieces are accompanied by poems or pieces of prose. He says it is important that they act as a whole and each structure can only exist and be truly understood with the accompanying words. I dont believe in art being purely decora-tive work to match the colour of your sofa or walls. It should have a meaning and transmit emotions; it must say something to me - and the people that observe it, he explains.
He is inspired to sculpt by lifes everyday experiences as well as by poems, literature and what he calls observing lifes energy, but admits it is his children who keep him grounded. they are, he maintains, sometimes his harshest and most percep-tive critics. they give him ideas and he says he listens acutely to their observations. Children are so natural and their emotional response so instinctive, adds Quinn.
the human hand is a unifying theme in his latest collection. A much favoured sub-ject, Quinn believes that sculpture is there
to be touched and felt. "the reason I sculpt the hand is because I need to commu-nicate in a universal language, especially since I exhibit in fi ve continents. the use of this 'hand language' helps me achieve this, creating a dialogue rather than a mono-logue," he says. "It is a powerful symbol, it has the power to express love, to hate, to create, to destroy.
In First Love a pair of hands is ingen-iously linked as if in mid air conveying the extraordinary strength and vulnerability of a fi rst love. Love comes upon you unexpect-edly, grabs you, lifts you off your feet and
"I DOnt BELIEVE In PuRELY DECORAtIVE WORK. It muSt tRAnSmIt EmOtIOnS; It muSt SAY SOmEtHInG tO mE AnD tHE PEOPLE tHAt OBSERVE It"
First Love Resin sculpture
Edition of 999 Height 11" 1,295
Decisions Resin sculpture
Edition of 495 Height 17" 995
I Give You My Soul Resin sculpture
Edition of 495 Height 16" 1,795
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drops you on top of a deserted island with an ocean of unchartered waters all around, explains Quinn in his accompanying text. "I remember crying, my first memory of true love is one of complete helplessness. my whole existence was involved and nothing else would fit. there was no room for any other emotion.
In his piece 'trust, a sense of awe and wonder is conveyed as a human figure lies in an open palm. It is an image of purity and honesty which Quinn says is paramount in building human relationships. the most wonderful feeling and greatest responsibil-
ity is that of knowing that someone has complete trust in you, says Quinn. I have been working constantly on gaining my childrens absolute trust. they need to know that their father's love is unconditional but they must also understand that, as anything that unites people together, its a journey that must be travelled together.
In the same way, his striking Decisions is a man at a crossroads. Quinn likens making decisions as similar to a train about to take a different line. Its about putting things in perspective, about the decisions, even small ones, that we have to make every day. All our calculations are partly choice, so do what your heart tells you and your mind will follow.
Sculpture is never just figurative or deco-rative for Quinn. His stunning Creation sculpture (page 4) displays the mastery of his art. the perfect shape of an egg is framed by two pointing fingers directly inspired by michaelangelos
on SHoW Lorenzo Quinn's new collection will be available at selected galleries this Autumn. www.washingtongreen.co.uk
iconic painting Creation of Adam. Quinn sees this juxtaposition of perfection in man and nature as proof of mans ability to live within an ideal world. A homage to two of his greatest inspirations, michelangelo and Salvador Dali, Quinn says: It has always amazed me to see how the ancient cultures such as the Egyptians were able to create the perfect forms of the pyramids and how nature has created simple forms like an egg. this shows me that man and nature could be in perfect symbiosis.
this piece represents Quinns own towering talent as well as providing a fitting tribute to the great artists michelangelo and Salvador Dali. He says: "this sculpture i