Jungle Cities

25 Jan — 15 Apr 2017 at the Denk Gallery in Los Angeles, United States

28 JANUARY 2017
Jungle Cities, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Denk Gallery
Jungle Cities, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Denk Gallery

In this day and age we can see clearly, for the first time, the impact mankind has had on the natural world, and the terrible environmental consequences which have followed. I was shocked to learn that since I was born in 1971, we, as humans, have managed to destroy one-third of the flora and fauna existing at that time.

As an artist I consider it my duty to use my public art to call for a better balance between culture and nature. I am trying to encourage a conversation that will change the way we think and ask questions. By doing so, I want to raise the awareness of the viewing public, resulting in a more careful and considered approach to our urban planning context.

Arne Quinze was born in 1971 in Belgium and lives and works in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium and Shanghai, China. 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, communication, and urbanism.