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Weekender

By Saxon Quinn

2021
unprimed raw linen canvas, stained and rinsed with acrylics with pastel, graphite and acrylic details
120x90cm framed

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Saxon Quinn is a self-taught artist with a background in Visual Design. Growing up in country Victoria, Saxon was surrounded by art and creativity. His mother - Dianne Coulter, also an artist, has had a large studio and gallery on the family property since he was born. 

Currently residing in Melbourne, Saxon’s work takes a cue from the asphalt sprawl streetscapes of cities around the world as well as the Australian countryside. Inspired by his travels and daily discoveries, his explorations use the medium of stained and marked canvas and sometimes cement as a literal elucidation of the experienced environment.

A narrative of monolithic shapes, line work of differing rhythm, geometry, space and markings. Saxon has grown to love the process of distressing on surfaces that occurs over time; pavements worn by the pedestrian’s footsteps, weathering elements by nature or human error.

“Painting is my time to escape...In my otherwise cluttered and pinball-like mind, painting gives me the opportunity to stop, focus, relax and enjoy the process of creating.

The more I paint, the more I feel that my works represent that balance. Amongst the rough and sporadic, there's a sense of calm and balance. I want to continue to harvest this and express it.”