Alicia ‘Quig’ is an Irish artist, currently residing in Berlin .
Mainly working in large-scale format and dabbling in various mediums from acrylics and oils to spray paint and graphite, Quig makes use of any material necessary to tell the story of each visual creation. This often leads to intricately layered textures and tones that bring a unique element to each and every piece.
Quig’s art career began with her fascination with painting on recycled and used materials, such as old wooden cutoffs that she would collect from a local wood artist. The one-of-a-kind scrapes, scratches, tones and dimensions in every piece would prompt an idea or subject matter which she views as a continuation of the story that has already begun.
From here, she has taken part in various group exhibitions throughout North America, such as, the RAW Natural Born Artist Showcase and the Pancakes and Booze Exhibition in Vancouver, as well as multiple commissions including her participation in the Squamish Mural Festival in BC, Canada.
‘’Exploring themes of identity and transformation, I like to take strong recognizable subjects and morph them into a form that is conflicting and contrary to expectation. The ideas of expectation vs reality and sincerity vs deception, are ones that I believe are prevalent within our society and appear in multiple forms. Masked creatures, so recognizable yet somewhat not at all, symbolize the inner voice we hold within us and the identity we attempt to present to the world for the validation of those expecting. .
Using various mediums to create layers of tones and textures, the journey of each work remains raw and visible, retaining a sort of palimpsest.
Every mark and stain is vital to the storytelling aspect of my art.’’