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tim quinn


“On the wall of the warehouse. In my father’s office. Inside my house. I have no clue where. I start with a line that goes all around.“ – TQ


Tim Quinn (b. 1989) has developed a specific, line-oriented approach to composition, developing and expanding his range of mark in relation to different materials. Using a combination of calligraphy pen and ink, metallic pen, and watercolor, Quinn creates beds of mark that build inside and expand back out, revealing and obscuring passages through layering. His process is dictated by methodical line application, which remains consistent regardless the media he works with. Focusing on borders and edging, he works from the outside-in, dividing space into concentric bands or grid-like structures. The titles for his compositions always reference interior spaces and architectural structures.


In 2020 his work was in a two-person exhibition at the Jed Williams Gallery in South Philadelphia. He has also exhibited at the Outsider Art Fair in New York City, Fleisher/Ollman, VOX Populi, Patricia Nugent Gallery, Haverford College, and Crawford Fine Art Gallery in Cork, Ireland. 

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