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JOSE LUIS QUINONES

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Japanese Fishing Floats, 2013 Oil on Canvas 52" Diameter © yes
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Cherikee Red Oil on Canvas 54" X 36" © yes
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Eggs in the Round, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 52" Diameter © yes
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Gala Gathering, 2012 Oil on Canvas 48" X 60" © yes
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Globe Grapes, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 52" Diameter © yes
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Campbells Tomato Juice, 2010 Oil on Canvas 59" X 43" © yes
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Katherines Turning Point Oil on Canvas 41" X 52" © yes
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Green Peps: In Pepperspective, 1976 Oil on Canvas 44" X 71" © yes
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Real Pop Art Oil on Canvas 52" Diameter © yes
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Horizon Paper Cup Oil on Canvas 60" X 50" © yes
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Smashed Schmidts Oil on Canvas 81" X 56" © yes
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Yauco, Puerto Rico
Birth year
08/21/1949
Lives in
Cleveland, Ohio
Works in
Cleveland, Ohio
Schools
Cleveland Institute of Art
Representing galleries
none at this time
Tags
photorealism, American artist, hispanic artist, shaped canvas, pop, realism
JOSE LUIS QUINONES Artist Statement

I was born on August 21, 1949 in Yauco, Puerto Rico. I attended Cooper School of Art and The Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland, Ohio. I have been exhibiting my art for over forty years in many locations throughout the United States and also abroad.

My paintings were originally based on a series of objects from my father’s small grocery store. I found that everyday items were in need of a closer look. I shaped the canvas to fit the contour of the object involved, eliminating the background. 

Like Rosenquist, I had painted mural size billboards for an outdoor media company for many years. Constantly painting on such a large scale had influenced the size of my artwork which I found was an important factor on the impact to the viewer.

My Photorealistic paintings are executed in oils and hand painted to look like airbrush. I blend my Photorealism and the influences of the Pop Art style together to create a shaped paintings with an illusion of a three dimensional surface. 

Originally I made realistic paintings developing the contour of the object with canvas over an unusually designed wood construction. I tried a variety of ideas to see if I could capture the object and give the audience a unique experience on a very large scale. I then created a series of crushed cans to illustrate my artistic ability in painting metal in beautiful colors with compressed and twisted surfaces.

Recently, I am in the process of investigating paintings shaped in a circular format. My goal is to produce a selection of ideas that generate anticipation for the audience.  Optimistically the spectators will perceive the paintings leaving a lasting impact to each viewer. My fascination with the realistic shaped canvas will enable me to envision many new and intriguing paintings. It will be interesting to see how far I can manipulate the shaped surfaces to create a two dimensional surface into a three dimensional illusion of genuine excitement!