Six eyes portrayed individually in their uniqueness, enlarged so as to capture their most intimate essence: Marc Quinn has created the "Iris" collection to reveal all that goes beyond the gaze and reaches into the soul of our existence.
The artwork "Iris" brings colour into conceptual art, celebrating the relationship between art and science, the human body and the perception of beauty.
An infinity of colours and designs that celebrate life, becoming a sort of microscopic map of the identity of each individual. And at the centre lies a mystery. It is said that the eyes are the mirror of the soul, and indeed the soul is reflected with the interplay of mirrors in an illy Art Collection that is unique and unrepeatable.
Just like each person’s iris. And just like the illy blend.
An influential member of the Young British Artists movement in the 1990s, he has become one of the leading talents of his generation.
Quinn explores "what it means to be a human being experiencing the world", addressing subjects such as the body, genetics, identity, the environment and the media. The artist's sculptures, paintings and drawings often deal with the relationship that we have with our bodies, highlighting how the conflict between "natural" and "cultural" have a great influence on the contemporary psyche.
His work is to be found in major art collections around the globe.