At first glance the works of David Quinn appear to be simple works, minimal and understated, but at a second look you can see the layers built like strata in sedimentary rock. Each layer is a page, a painting that Quinn has stuck own, added to and covered up.  They are abstract and yet, they represent time worked and time spent in contemplation. The finished paintings are summaries of the process of their creation: concentrated forms or essences. 

David Quinn. Born in 1971 in Dublin. Lives and works in County Wicklow.

Selected solo exhibitions: 2019 New Work, Taylor Galleries, Dublin; New Work, Gana Art Hannam, Seoul; Paintings, Amaneya Gallery, Fukuoka 2018 Paintings, Yanagisawa Gallery, Saitama; Paintings, Rossicontemporary, Brussels; Paintings, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen; New paintings, Purdy Hicks, London 2017 Undersong, Taylor Galleries, Dublin; New Work, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan 2016 Start, Saatchi Gallery, London; Blank, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast 2015 Seam, Taylor Galleries, Dublin 2014 Dunkelbunt, Taylor Galleries, Dublin 2012 Pewter, Taylor Galleries, Dublin; D-esque, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast 2011 Murmur, Taylor Galleries, Dublin 2010 Margin, Taylor Galleries, Dublin 2006 New Work, Taylor Galleries, Dublin 2004 Lost and Found, Blue Leaf Gallery, Dublin 2003 New Work, 412 Harold's Cross Road, Dublin 2001 New Work, Daintree, Dublin 2000 New Work, Side Door, Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 1999 New Work, South Dublin County Council HQ; New Work, Melt, Dublin; New Work, Jute, Dublin 1997 New Work, Maudespace, Sydney 1995 Charlie pelican one show belly, Head Gallery, Ormond Multi-Media Centre, Dublin

Selected group exhibitions: 2019 London Art Fair (with Purdy Hicks) 2018 PULSE, Miami (with Purdy Hicks); VUE Art Fair, Dublin (with Purdy Hicks); Solo Show, Gana Art Hannam, Seoul; KIAF (with Purdy Hicks), Seoul; Contemporary Istanbul (with Gibbons and Nicholas); Art Brussels (with Rossicontemporary), Brussels; London Art Fair (with Purdy Hicks) 2017 Changing Group Show, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast; VUE Art Fair, Dublin (with Taylor Galleries); PULSE, Miami (with Purdy Hicks); KIAF, Seoul (with Purdy Hicks); London Art Fair, (with Purdy Hicks); Dirty Filthy Paintings, BSA Project Space, Australia; Small, Purdy Hicks, London 2016 CONTEXT, Miami (with Gibbons & Nicholas); Art on Paper, New York (with Gibbons & Nicholas); VUE Art Fair, Dublin (with Taylor Galleries); CONTEXT, New York (with Gibbons & Nicholas); Changing, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast; Two Birds / One Stone, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin;  Island, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast 2015 VUE Art Fair, Dublin (with Taylor Galleries) 2014 The Opening of the New Space, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast; VUE Art Fair, Dublin; White Hours, Studio Apothiki, Paphos 2013 RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin; VUE Art Fair, Dublin (with Taylor Galleries); Gallery Friends, Lavit Gallery, Cork 2012 Proper Nouns and Adjectives, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast; VUE Art Fair, Dublin (with Taylor Galleries); Marathon Irish, Dialogue, London; Fionnuala D'Arcy, Alacoque Davey, David Feeley, K.K. Godsee, David Quinn, The Engine Room Gallery, Belfast

Awards and residencies: 2O17 Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary 2O15 with Tony O’Malley Studio Residency Award 2O14 DLR Professional Development Grant 2O12 DIT Portland Row 2OO6 Ballinglen Arts Foundation. Mountjoy Prison (Artists in Prison Scheme) 2OO5 Roundstone Arts Week

Public and corporate collections: AIB Corporate Banking, Arekibo, Arthur Cox, Atomic Advertising, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Bank of Ireland, Boyle Civic Collection; Carlow Institute of Technology; Clinch Wealth Management; Dynamo Design; Eaton Corporation; Electric Ireland; Financial Risk Solutions; Hôtel de Crillon;  Imago Mundi; Iona Technologies; Irish International; Kilkenny Education Centre; Morrison Hotel; Oakes Fashion House; Office of Public Works; PJ Carroll and Co.; Smurfit Kappa; William Fry Solicitors.