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Francesca Quintano

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Theoccasionalacidflashback
The Occasional Acid Flashback, 2009 Oil 36"x36"
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Float, 2007 Oil 48"x60"
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Avante, 2008 Oil 48"x60"
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The Bends, 2008 Oil 60"x72"
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Down is the New Up, 2009 Oil 48"x36"
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Reflection of Myself at Age 10, 2008 Oil 36"x72"
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Daddy Dearest, 2009 Oil 72"x120"
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Awakening Oil on Two Canvases
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Heterogeneous Locus, 2013 Oil on Canvas 60 in X 48 in © Francesca Quintano
Me
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Santa Monica
Birth year
1987
Lives in
Venice
Statement

Seneca the Younger once said, “Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixture dementia fuit,” essentially that there has not been any great talent without an element of eccentricity. Benjamin Franklin later in history stated that “Our whole life is but a greater and longer childhood.” My body of work lays in the connection of these two sentiments. My life, and the long lineage and history of my family have a prominent mark on my sense of self and art practice. My work addresses childhood memories and ambiguous fantasy, but revisited through maniac adult eyes. The randomness of this perspective drives me to hold onto images and photographically captured moments, in the hope of imposing stability and fixedness to experiences and realities long past, often reconstructed over times and through longing. This obsession with the past and with memories is a bifurcated experience, which I then attempt to suture together through the practice of my art work.