Kevin Quinn is an internationally published self-taught Contemporary Artist based in Atlanta, GA that specializes in Abstract Architecture Photography and Abstract Painting. Kevin's photography focuses on urban architecture as abstract forms and finds human qualities that they possess. Kevin's Architecture Art has been published four years in a row, in several world-wide magazines and has sold his artwork nationally.
Kevin has been published in Amateur Photographer Magazine based out of London for his photo “Lovers.” His photo "Fields of Gold" has been published in Photography Week Magazine. Kevin was published in Edge of Humanity Magazine and had 10 of his pieces featured. Recently, Kevin's art has been featured in Yes We Are Magazine, Envira Gallery, Photos Worth Seeing, Abstract Daily, The Photographer's Society, and VoyageATL Magazine Kevin has also been invited to exhibit his paintings at The Brick Lane Gallery in London.
Kevin's first in depth interview was recently published in Voyage Atlanta Magazine and had six of his pieces featured. http://voyageatl.com/interview/art-life-kevin-quinn/
Kevin had his first solo art exhibit titled “PULSE” in Midtown, Atlanta at Twizted Sisters Bakery and Café. In August 2016, Kevin was recruited by TurningArt a National Art Firm that sells art to commercial and private clients nationally.
"Sometimes I don’t understand why things happen the way they do. Instead of looking for answers, I have learned to take a photo or paint about it."
Kevin has his architecture photography in Atlanta, Boston, Trenton, Chicago, New York City, Hartford, Oakland, and St. Louis.
Kevin had his second solo art exhibit titled "Continuum" at JavaVino Coffee & Wine House in Atlanta and had over 50 pieces of his art on display. Kevin had his first open studio showing/party in August 2017. In December 2017 Kevin donated two of his paintings to Atlanta's Annual "The Kid In All Of Us" Toy Party/Art Auction to help children in need. Both paintings were auctioned and 100% of the proceeds went to benefit Atlanta children.
"I'm attracted to these buildings for the human qualities they possess. The intersecting lines leaning into each other merge the two structures into one singular pulse. Steel, glass and concrete become skin, breath and a heartbeat. It's not entirely unlike the human desire to become unified with someone. I have always been fascinated by the Human Condition and strive to illuminate that with all my Architectural Photography."
-Interview with Amateur Photographer Magazine discussing Published Photo "Lovers"
Kevin incorporates many different styles into his architecture photography including elements of POP Art, Model and Street Photography. Many of his peers, friends and followers have said they have never seen images like what Kevin is creating with his Architecture Photography. Most of his architecture photography is titled around themes of romance and love. Kevin is doing something VERY different, unique and never seen before. He has over 375 architecture pieces in his portfolio. All of Kevin’s portfolio is of the City of Atlanta, GA.
Kevin has two very distinct styles with his paintings. One style is very minimalistic, peaceful, simple and “zen like” which uses the negative space of the canvas to enhance the painting and has elements and titles surrounding love, romance, passion, desire, beauty, energy and magic. Kevin believes the negative space is just as important as what is being represented. The other style embraces the opposite: intensity, rawness, pain, loss and misfortune. Kevin has always been fascinated by the human condition and the “ups and downs” in life and is representing and communicating this through his paintings in abstract forms.
Kevin never takes a photo of an entire building. He focuses on parts rather than the whole. He has learned in life that beautiful parts or moments will eventually create a beautiful life as a whole.
"I am constantly doing my art: photography and painting. When my brain gets fried from one, I switch to the other. It helps me reset and keep things fresh. Sometimes I take a break from both and have realized that even though I am not physically doing it, I’m still creating because I’m thinking about it. Creating and executing aren’t necessarily simultaneous."
"I'm making unnoticed and usually overlooked things interesting; inanimate objects animate and exploring the human condition through my eyes, experiences, and communicate that through abstract contemporary architecture photography."
Kevin is influenced by Andy Warhol, Edouard Boubat, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mark Rothko, and Alexander Rodchenko. Kevin has been told by other artists and followers that they see Picasso, M.C. Escher, Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky, Victor Vaserely and Edgar Degas in his work.
"When I am at a certain location on the street, buildings become one at certain angles. The buildings resonate to radiate energy and the city breathes."
Édouard Boubat, France’s most famous romantic photographer is Kevin's biggest influence. Even though Boubat never did architecture photography he has influenced Kevin's art profoundly. Boubat chose to capture through his art, only love, and beautiful moments. Kevin does the same and that's why the majority of his work is titled around love and romance. Kevin believes the world needs more love and beautiful moments.
"Keep looking up. You know why? Because that’s where the Dreams are."
Kevin is from Philadelphia, PA and has lived in Atlanta since 1996. He is a St. Joseph’s Prep Graduate (Philadelphia), Oglethorpe University Graduate (B.A.), Norwich University (M.B.A.). Kevin enjoys all the arts, writing, reading, cooking, exploring the City of Atlanta, and plays several instruments. He attends the Atlanta Symphony and art galleries every chance he gets.
Kevin is a member of the Atlanta Photographers Guild, and the founding member of The Atlanta Architectural Photography Group.
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