Loans from private collections in the UK, Europe and America are shown alongside brand new works the artist has created especially for this project.

At first glance, you'd be forgiven for mistaking Ged Quinn's artwork as historical portraiture from the 17th century, but look closer and you'll uncover foreign objects or unusual patterns that betray their true year of origin.

A seemingly demure still life actually includes a cake arranged into the form of a military bunker, while a landscape reminiscent of Claude Lorrain or Jacob Ruisdael has been transposed with structures of modern architecture.

This exhibition charts the last four years of the artist's career, during which Quinn has drawn on European history, mythology, literature and filmmakers such as Walt Disney and Jean-Luc Godard to continue to subvert classical artistic forms.

The New Art Gallery Walsall

Gallery Square, Walsall, West Midlands, WS2 8LG

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