About this artwork
The two figures in JB and Bobby are composed of nearly 20 different images, their bodies reflecting fractured memories. The layered fragments of a green hat, man’s eye, embroidered jacket, bulging bicep, and black Cadillac capture a powerful portrait of two residents from the artist’s Crown Heights neighborhood in New York.
Nathaniel Mary Quinn creates complex visual arrangements that draw on personal narratives and address race and identity in the United States. Using photo references and trompe l’oeil techniques to blur the boundaries between drawing and collage, Quinn activates elusive memories and people from his past, manifesting moments and figures anew.
- Currently Off View
- Contemporary Art
- Nathaniel Mary Quinn
- JB and Bobby
- Charcoal, gouache, and soft pastel on coventry vellum paper, cut and collaged onto white wove paper
- 152.4 × 111.75 cm (60 × 44 in.)
- N.W. Harris Purchase Prize Fund