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James Quinn
was born in Dublin in 1963. He works primarily as a painter with Acrylic on PCB's, canvas, and mixed media. The work is probably best classified by the era in which it is produced rather than attributing a 'style' to it.


 James Quinn in the Studio
Selected Exhibitions:
'ON THE EDGE', Dublin, 2013.
'DEPARTURES', Dublin, 2008.
'EVOLUTION', Waterford, 2005.
'TRIPARTITE', Dublin, 2003.
'NEW WORK' Copenhagen, 2000.
'GEMINI', Co. Dublin, 2000.
'MILLENNIUM', Cork, 2000.
'NEW ICONS', Wexford, 1997.

Selected Corporate Collections:
Irish Government: Department of Defence; Computer Parts International Plc, Nottingham; Carmel Chemicals Inc. California; The Sweeney Agency, Toronto; Connect Electronics, Dublin & Florida; Beckinridge Technology Information, Belfast; The Computer Advisory Centre, Manchester; (Dublin):Cap Gemini Ireland; RTE (Irish National Broadcaster); Post Consult International; Microsoft Corporation; Big Picture Software; Nvision; Craig Gardiner & Co., (Financial Services); Baker Consultants (Systems & Communications); Simpson Financial & Technology P.R. Consultants; The Discovery Programme.

Artists' Statement
Painting has been my passion since childhood, but painting and viewing artwork is a very personal experience.
I am moved by good art and I hope people experience a similar reaction when they view my work.
Nobody creates the images I want to see, so I produce them myself and hope to provoke a reaction by sharing my vision.
The figure continues to be an important vehicle in my exploration of new ideas, and my training as a sculptor is easily seen in my stylised or broken sculpture figures. 10 years working as an IT consultant prompted me to use Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) to reference technology in my work. I also use canvas, digital images and newsprint in conjunction with acrylic paints. As a self-taught painter I have developed a unique range of techniques, and experiment with these elements of materials and techniques to facilitate an evolution of my work. Its an organic process.
My paintings have evolved incrementally to produce two main types of work: the technology paintings and the abstracts.
The technology paintings originally incorporated PCBs to reflect our relationship with the technology revolution. Initially the PCB was used as a canvas for figurative paintings, but I realised that the backgrounds (backing boards) offered more scope to be creative. Now, Im layering materials and paint to create more complex images, often producing haphazard backgrounds to generate a visual and textural contrast to the precision of the PCB. The objective is to produce arresting images.
The abstracts came from the need to work without the constraint of size or format determined by the PCBs, but also from the desire to have free reign with colour and shape. Some of these pieces reflect my fascination with patterns, and the interaction of colours. However, I realised quickly that it wasnt necessary to conform to rectangular formats, so for some of these works I have developed curved canvas panels to compliment the organic colour shapes painted on them. Ive been painting abstracts for three years, and they have developed in stages.
Like all my work, they will continue to evolve in the years to come.
To ensure complete control of my creative processes, I produce all my own canvasses and customised frames in my studio and workshop.
Each painting represents progress along a winding road to an unknown destination, but each step is very rewarding in itself.




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