Perhaps best understood as a set of way markers on a journey of personal development, the work of Christian Quin Newell braids his studies of mysticism, psychology and art’s long history into an arresting, otherworldly gestalt. In an echo of early 20th-century Pittura Metafisica (Metaphysical Painting), the artist – who is of mixed Jamaican and Italian heritage – presents us with imagined worlds in which enigmatic objects proliferate, Earthly principles of time and space do not quite obtain, and hybrid figures from what might be a mythic past, or an imagined future, struggle towards wisdom, or else lose themselves in a terminally fractured reality. 

 

Christian Quin Newell graguated from Camberwell College of Art in London (UK). In 2021, the artist was part of the residency programs at The Fores Project, London (UK) and WT Foundation, Kyiv (UA).

 

Recent exhibitions: Siena at Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA, US (2022) and Earth Altar at Public Gallery, London, UK (2021). His work featured in the group shows Likkle Things at the New York Studio School (2021, curated by Curtis Talwst Santiago) and 100 Drawings from Now at The Drawing Center, New York, NY, US (2020).


Christian Quin Newell participates in the exhibition The Kingfisher's Wing, July 21 - August 19, 2022. For more information about the artist please vist Public Gallery.