Quentin Curry (b. 1972 Johnstown, PA) studied at Bard College in New York and The San Francisco Art Institute.
Quentin Curry grew up in rural Pennsylvania, west of Pittsburgh. He lived and worked for many years in the Chelsea area of New York City. He now lives with his family in the Hamptons where he maintains a studio. There is little boundary between his “art work” and “his life,” as there is little boundary between his sculpture and his painting. Quentin has always explored the boundaries between different media, and maintained a passionate focus on sophisticated surfaces. His photos look like paintings, his paintings feel like “objects” and his sculpture looks like painted things. One of his recent series of paintings explores the idea of making canvas out of paint. By converting a wood panel into a canvas through pigment application, he marries Duchamp and trompe l’oeil. This series is called Made Ready. These surfaces are both finished objects, and departure points for more primitive and instinctive mark making.
His recent sculptures are equally fluid. He creates rock sculpture out of man made building materials. Like many of Quentins ideas–it is born from pragmatism and primitivism. It is easier to build something that looks like it weighs two tons than work with something that actually weighs two tons. The rocks become an original canvas surface that evokes both cave painting and graffiti.