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Jordan Quintero

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20131227201625-graces_web
Graces, 2013 Oil on Panel 38.5 X 26.5 Inches © Jordan Quintero
20131227184737-birth_of_eve_web
Birth of Eve, 2013 Oil on Canvas 42 X 30 Inches © Jordan Quintero
20131227185814-orpheus_web
Orpheus, 2013 Oil on Panel 32.5 X 32.5 © Jordan Quintero
20131227205008-daphne_web
Daphne, 2012 Oil on Panel 24 X 30 Inches © Jordan Quintero
20111020191824-atlas
Atlas, 2011 Oil on Panel 24 X 36 Inches © Jordan Quintero
20111020194720-eurydices
Eurydices, 2011 Oil on Panel 48 X 48 Inches © Jordan Quintero
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LoveNotes 18, 2011 Graphite on Maple 7 X 7 Inches © Jordan Quintero
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LoveNotes 17, 2011 Graphite on Maple 7 X 7 Inches © Jordan Quintero
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LoveNotes 16, 2011 Graphite on Maple 7 X 7 Inches © Jordan Quintero
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LoveNotes 14, 2011 Graphite on Maple 7 X 7 Inches © Jordan Quintero
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LoveNotes 12, 2011 Graphite on Maple 12 X 10 Inches © Jordan Quintero
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LoveNotes 11, 2011 Graphite on Maple 10 X 12 Inches © Jordan Quintero
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LoveNotes 6, 2011 Graphite on Maple 10 X 10 Inches © Jordan Quintero
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LoveNotes5, 2011 Graphite on Maple 10 X 10 Inches © Jordan Quintero
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LoveNotes4, 2011 Graphite on Maple 10 X 10 Inches © Jordan Quintero
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LoveNotes 2, 2011 Graphite on Maple 10 X 10 Inches © Jordan Quintero
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LoveNotes 1, 2011 Graphite on Maple 10 X 10 Inches © Jordan Quintero
20111020201506-mornig
Home, 2011 Oil on Panel 24 X 24 Inches © Jordan Quintero
20111020201122-love_note
Love Note, 2011 Oil on Panel 36 X 24 Inches © Jordan Quintero
20111020200610-galatea
Galatea, 2011 Oil on Canvas 24 X 36 Inches © Jordan Quintero
Nap_pt_2
Native American Person pt. 2, 2009 Oil on Canvas 62 X 50 Inches © Jordan Quintero
Homunculi
Homunculii, 2009 Oil on Canvas 48 X 26 X 3/4 Inches © Jordan Quintero
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Envy, 2009 Oil, Graphite, Resin on Panel 24 X 36 in © Jordan Quintero
Garden
Garden, 2009 Oil on Canvas 36 X 22 X 1 Inches © Jordan Quintero
Portraitshapedpainting
Portrait Shaped Painting, 2009 Graphite, Ink, Oil, Resin on Maple 48 X 48 in (diptych) © Jordan Quintero
Like_so_much_clay
Like So Much Clay, 2008 Graphite, Ink, Oil, Resin on Maple 48 X 12 X 1 Inches © Jordan Quintero
Thelostcontinent
Lost Continent, 2009 Graphite, Ink, Oil, Resin on Mapel 24 X 48 in © Jordan Quintero
Sexinspace
Sex in Space (Just What We Need), 2009 Graphite, Ink, Oil, Resin on Mapel 15 X 48 X 1 Inches
Magnolia_seed
Magnolia Seed, 2008 Graphite, Ink, Oil on Panel 9 X 12 in © Jordan Quintero
As_croppedinner_mess-_classical_blue
Inner Mess - Classical Blue, 2009 Graphite, Ink, Oil on Panel 8 X 16 in © Jordan Quintero
The_last_word_laughing_small
The Last Word Laughing, 2009 Mixed Media on Panel 48 X 48 Inches © Jordan Quintero
Belle
Belle, 2010 Graphite, Gesso on Maple © Jordan Quintero
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Cala, 2010 Mixed Media on Maple 22.5 X 11 Inches © Jordan Quintero
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Dragonflower, 2010 Mixed Media on Maple 22.5 X 11 Inches © Jordan Quintero
Drawings_thats_gots_soul
Drawings That's Gots Soul, 2010 Graphite, Ink, Gesso, Colored Pencil, Burn on Maple 7.25 X 36.625 in © Jordan Quintero
Extension
Extension, 2010 Collage, Graphite, Ink, Resin on Maple 9.75 X 25.5 Inches © Jordan Quintero
How_to_draw_a_flower_pt_1
How to Draw a Flower Pt. 1, 2010 Graphite, Ink, Oil, Resin, Burn on Birch 25.5 X 19.5 Inches © Jordan Quintero
Late_rains_pt_1
Late Rains Pt. 1, 2010 Graphite, Ink, Oil, Resin on Birch 18 X 18 Inches © Jordan Quintero
Late_rains_pt_2_hope
Late Rains Pt. 2: Hope, 2010 Graphite, Ink, Oil, Colored Pencil, Varnish on Birch 19 X 19 Inches Framed © Jordan Quintero
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Late Rains Pt. 3: Flow, 2010 Graphite, Ink, Oil, Colored Pencil, Resin, Bonzai on Birch 18 X 18 Inches © Jordan Quintero
Looking_out
Looking Back, 2010 Oil on Canvas 30 X 40 Inches © Jordan Quintero
Looking_in
Looking In, 2010 Oil on Canvas 16 X 20 Inches © Jordan Quintero
Love__is_the_answer
Love, Is The Answer, 2010 Collage, Mixed Media on Panel 8 X 10, 11 X 14 Inches Framed © Jordan Quintero
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Self Portrait As Dr Manhattan, 2010 Graphite, Ink, Oil, Resin on Maple 18.5 X 11 Inches © Jordan Quintero
Subject_object_pt_3
Subject Object Pt. 3, 2010 Graphite, Ink, Oil, Resin, Acrylic, Spraypaint on Maple 18 X 10.5 Inches © Jordan Quintero
Subject_object_pt_5
Subject Object Pt. 5, 2010 Graphite, Gesso, Spraypaint, Acrylic on Maple 24 X 11.5 Inches © Jordan Quintero
Subject_object_pt_6_-_these_are_the_husks_copy
Subject Object Pt. 6: These Are The Husks, 2010 Graphite, Ink, Gesso, Burn, Resin on Maple 7.25 X 36.25 in © Jordan Quintero
The_full_effect
The Full Effect, 2010 Graphite, Ink, Oil, Resin on Luan 5 X 11.5 Inches © Jordan Quintero
The_object_of_the_object
The Object of the Object, 2010 Graphite, Ink, Oil, Resin on Luan 5 X 11.5 Inches © Jordan Quintero
Untitled_10
Untitled 10, 2010 Graphite, Ink, Colored Pencil, Acryllic, Oil on Mdf 9.5 Inches Diameter © Jordan Quintero
Urban_organic_pt_2
Urban Organic Pt. 2, 2010 Graphite, Ink, Oil, Resin on Maple 8.25 X 37.75 Inches © Jordan Quintero
Urban_organic_pt_3
Urban Organic Pt. 3, 2010 Graphite, Ink, Oil, Colored Pencil, Resin on Maple 8.25 X 43.375 Inches © Jordan Quintero
Urban_organic_pt_4_ethics
Urban Organic Pt. 4: Ethics, 2010 Graphite, Ink, Oil, Colored Pencil, Resin on Maple 8.25 X 43.375 Inches © Jordan Quintero
Wisdom_and_understanding
Wisdom and Understanding, 2010 Graphite, Ink, Oil, Resin, Collage on Maple 11 X 18.5 Inches © Jordan Quintero
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How to Draw a Flower Pt. 1: Mandala, 2010 Graphite, Ink, Oil, Resin, Burn on Birch 25.5 X 19.5 Inches © Jordan Quintero
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Subject Object Pt. 5: Youth and Beauty Pt. 2, 2010 Graphite, Gesso, Spraypaint, Acrylic on Maple 24 X 11.5 Inches © Jordan Quintero
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
San Jose, California
Birth year
1981
Schools
UCSC (University of California Santa Cruz), 2005, Art
Tags
cultural-center installation landscape, gallery, studio-lofts, collective, guild mixed-media realism, abstract, figurative, conceptual, surrealism, modern, exhibition/performance
Statement

Jordan Quintero-

 

"And Mind itself is magic, coursing through the flesh...

and Flesh itself is magic, dancing on a clock

and Time itself, the magic length of God..."-

Leonard Cohen

 

Born into the gentle folds of the coastal mountain ranges of California, my first memory is the sound of the wind on long pulls down lonely western highways. I am of the promised land, and descended from the sea and the moon, conquered and conquerer, fugitive and magistrate, the beauty of their miscegenation is my inheritance. Continuing the proud West Coast tradition of heretical free thinking, border crossing counter-cultural production and innovative artistic practices, making art is my reach towards a personal freedom, my connection to the ancestors.  It is a statement of my unique being in the infinite maw of time, absurd, and doomed, but also sacred and beautiful.

My work develops organically, in the modernist tradition, growing through the soil of arduous, groping labor, watered by intuition and blooming out towards the magic light of conscious connection and intellectual communication.  Drawing from myriad intellectual and artistic traditions, my practice is a quest for the Philosopher's Stone of the modern age--the work is an analogue of my journey in search of the soul of contemporary man.  The resultant images are my iterations of scratching at that ancient itch: by re-presenting, I seek to gain perspective on the ever-present enigma of my own self-consciousness.

Influences/inspiration include comic book illustration, "old master" painting (esp Rembrandt and Goya), the modernist cannon, contemporary conceptual work, the current revival of figuration in the wake of "lowbrow" and "street art", the mission school, zen buddhism, christian theology, classical mythology, underground edm gatherings and events, Jungian psychology, surfing, love, bonsai trees, construction, modernist architecture and design, chaos theory and nature.