"The iris is, in a way, our doorway to the world, the window we see out of and the doorway for light to enter and interact with our nervous system."
Marc Quinn is an English multidisciplinary artist. Alongside artists such as Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, or the brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman, he is one of those Young British Artists who, in the 1990s, launched themselves, with their spectacular and sometimes provocative works, to the top of the art scene. To create his sculptures, Quinn often works with organic materials which he freezes for preservation. Quinn's work reflects a fascination with the body, its decay, and its mutability over time, from birth to death. In seeking to materialize the intangible, to make the tangible disappear, Quinn explores his own limits.