by Dan Quintana
Dan Quintana was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and found his own form of creative expression through self taught trials in oil paint, street art (murals), commercial commissions and custom car culture. Unearthing inspiration from the world around him as well as art history, Quintana’s technical approach echoes that of the Old Master’s yet simultaneously imbues a contemporary vibe of design and modern urbanity. Each painting is laden with emotion and the inner bearings of the depicted sitter. An emphasis on form, composition and palette are defining characteristics of his work as is his prominent usage of motifs such as metamorphoses, decay, death and the ambiguity between defining elements of good and evil. Quite akin to his multi-layer technique, Quintana gives us a glimpse into a multi-dimensional world invisible to the human eye yet paramount to our singular existence.
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