My greatest inspiration is nature: I'm fascinated by the diversity of nature, the fauna and flora. I contemplate this balance of beauty and equilibrium, this entanglement of colours and shapes.

Arne Quinze is a Belgian contemporary artist working with a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture, and monumental installation. Fascinated by flora and fauna, the artist confronts nature’s untamed state and its role in urbanisation, ultimately transforming cities into open-air museums.


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When on first glance we observe some of the public installations of Arne Quinze (Belgium, 1971) such as, for example, The Sequence (Brussels, 2008), Camille (Rouen, 2010) or Red Beacon (Shanghai, 2010), one of the initial ideas that persists is that these pergolas he presents in streets, gardens and on bridges constitute a kind of impressionism which at first is difficult to pin down. 

- Pedro Alberto Cruz, Minister of Culture for the region Murcia, Spain

Arne Quinze was born in 1971 in Belgium. In the eighties he began working as a graffiti artist but he never finished an official art education. Quinze creates large and small sculptures, drawings, paintings, and large-scale installations. Smaller works, sketches, and drawings are the basis and research for his large installations. Recurring fundamentals in his oeuvre are the use of wood and metal; electrical colors in fluorescent paint; and themes referring to social interaction, nature and urbanism.

What drives Quinze is the belief in the possible realization of an idealistic society where all individuals communicate and interact, aiming...
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