Morus Quin is a Sydney based artist working across, performance, printmaking, painting and jewellery. Quin’s work maps out culturally modified perspectives of the body, inhabiting both feminist and medical perspectives. She unravels the impacts of sexual violence on the body, seeking to understand the body’s processes of activity and decay in response to trauma.
Through her Chinese and American background and her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Quin works to expand our cultural narratives of both the body and identity and bring this expanse into a colliding, clashing and harmonising unity.
“My memories move the paint, they direct its application, its violence, its detail. These works re-form a reality that has seemingly passed, absent from the outside world but present and recurring on the interior.
The body is where much of our subconscious resides, often vivid to our viscera but hazy to our sight. The body’s memory speaks through our skin and blood, through sensation and numbness, viscerally and instinctually. The works use paint as a tool of translation, to louden the language of the body and let it be heard. My paintings expose the sunken experiences of the past, to bring the subconscious into the conscious.” – Morus Quinn