Gagosian is pleased to present new works by Nathaniel Mary Quinn for the online edition of Frieze London. These works will premiere simultaneously on the Frieze Viewing Room.

Quinn’s “enhanced performance drawings” are created with both hands simultaneously and “enhanced” with colorful swipes and swaths of gouache and soft pastels. For the ambidextrous Quinn, the technique behind these works is a full-body performance in itself that expands upon his already spontaneous act of rendering visions—yet the end result is surprisingly representational. Depicting complete faces rather than patchwork body parts, these haunting portraits slip in and out of focus through a murky haze of black charcoal. Drawing is a foundational aspect of Quinn’s practice; raw, visceral, and intimately scaled, his works on paper inform the affective power and compositional rhythm of his larger paintings.

In addition, a presentation of paintings and a large-scale work on paper by Quinn is concurrently on view at Gagosian, Davies Street, London, through November 21. With its wide plate-glass window, this storefront exhibition space will act as the artist’s “solo booth” for Frieze London, while the Gagosian Quarterly online will present a time-lapse video documenting him making one of the exhibited paintings earlier this year, with added commentary from the artist about his process.

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Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Ike Edeani