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Maureen Quin 90th Birthday Exhibition at MOK Gallery

by | Feb 28, 2024 | Featured | 0 comments

Maureen Quin’s 90th year, and 70th as a sculptress

Born 29 March 1934, Maureen Quin, will be having her 90th Birthday Exhibition, titled Passion, opening on 2 March at MOK Gallery, on the Muratie Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.

Living in Alexandria, a small town in the Eastern Cape, her relative isolation means that she is seldom influenced by trends in the art world, but rather by her perception of current news, and her own emotional experience.

Maureen Quin uses the language of sculpture to examine relationships between couples, lovers, the bond between mother and child, and the grace of ballet dancers. The 20 sculptures on exhibition at MOK are a respite from the angst of the world, and an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the human form.

“Sculpture is my passion. It’s an extension of myself, reflecting my thoughts, my loves, hates joys and fears. Whether I’m involved in representational wildlife studies, realistic figure studies or abstractions, I put my heart and soul into it.
Each sculpture is an exciting journey. Starting with a vague concept, sketching it to achieve a visual form, building the armature, fleshing it out and having it cast in bronze are the elements which ultimately are to me the most rewarding and satisfying. In the process I use my talents, experience and my gut feelings to guide me until I’m satisfied within myself that the sculptural form I’ve created, moves in space and is in harmony with my vision.

In my career as a sculptor, I’ve used the human figure extensively. In many studies I endeavor to capture the rapport between humans and the animal kingdom by combining the two to create sculptures that are uniquely my own abstract expressive approach. Creating and searching for the ultimate realization of my vision is the fulfillment of my life.”

  • Guided tours by Maureen Sun, Mon, Tues – 3, 4 & 5 March at 11:00.

Tune in to the Sanlam Arts Round Up on Friday 1 March at 17:30 for an interview with Maureen!

WHAT: Maureen Quin – Passion
WHERE: MOK Gallery, Muratie Wine Estate, Koelenhof, Stellenbosch 7605
WHEN: Opening: 11:00 on Saturday 3 March 2024 by Sandra Prinsloo | Gallery Hours Mon to Sun 10:00 – 17:00
INFO: Cecile Blevi T 072 5535547  | E | Visit

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