The idea behind the Retro Perspective exhibition is to present artworks by Fergus Quinn covering two decades of his artistic practice.
Travelling through life, there comes a point when one needs to look back and see the journey and the discoveries along the way, as well as appreciate those that have inspired on the path of learning. Quinn has been painting portraits of world music artists, especially African musicians and singers, as well as spiritual leaders and seekers and also forms of life from the wilderness.
Along the way, his work has led to discovery of cultures from around the world, including Africa, India and other continents. These cultures enrich life with musical creativity, spiritual wisdom and living in harmony with mother earth by making portraits Quinn wanted to celebrate their offerings.
He likes to create artworks using a variety of mediums such as Acrylic paint, spray paint, pencil and pastels. Quinn aims to present and capture the essence of their soul and expression.
Fergus Quinn grew up in West London in a family with a love of the arts, encouraged from a young age to try out and develop drawings skills in a home full of art books by the great artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt. Quinn was also inspired by graphic novels and comics.
After graduating from Middlesex University with a BA (Hons) in Illustration, Quinn worked as a freelance graphic artist and designer for record and cd covers for many years. Over the last few years he has returned to his passion for painting and produced a large body of work for various exhibitions and events including mural commissions and teaching workshops in his local borough, as well as at the Museum Of Sacred Art in Radhadesh in Belgium.