Hello, and welcome to Jordan Quintero Fine Art! I'm glad you've stopped by to have a look, there is almost a decades worth of unique and exciting artwork on this website, and I've done my best to organized them into roughly chronological portfolios. These can be found by clicking on the "PORTFOLIOS" link above left, click the "Artwork" label that drops down, then click on one of the portfolio titles that drops down from there.
I also do design work, murals, commissions and event production, which can be perused by following the same procedure, except that after you click "PORTFOLIO", click the "Misc" drop down, and choose a portfolio. I also have lots of original work and prints for sale nested under the "Shop" drop down tab, or you can also click the "SHOP" link in the header.
I think Art is about transformation, and different processes that negotiate the terms of transformation. I like to think that my work explores the affinities between sets of inter-transformational relationships. It deals by turns with geometric and organic forms, mythic narratives and personal experiences, images and abstract marks, forms and patterns, space and color, emotions and ideas, the view and the object and the figure.
Exploring these relationships with paint creates visual echoes of the mystical pairings that define the essential loci of human consciousness: beauty and necessity, existence and being, love and death and all those other resplendent dualisms that we are prone to, as a species. I also make mixed media on raw wood pieces that are very graphic, analytic and illustrative and deal with complex theories I have on the nature of the human mind's relationship with nature. Flowers and factories and transit maps and cities growing roots. And things.
I was born of mixed ancestry and raised in California. I graduated from UCSC in 2005 with a Bachelor of Art degree. Literally. I've been a carpenter, a waiter, a cook, a tutor, a dj, an event producer, a curator, a gallery manager and the owner of a hybrid mobile gallery and event production company. I hurt my back terribly in 2012 and have been using the recuperation period to study architectural design, classical mythology, graphic design, CAD, residential wiring, building codes and bonsai cultivation. And core workouts.
Art is my existential act, my spiritual practice, my personal experimentation process with the elements of reality that fall within that small but wondrous pool of consciousness that I have the brief opportunity of calling my life. I paint, draw, design, take photographs, write, build, curate, exhibit, study and generally try to stay involved with the creative process on a daily basis, and get people to pay more for it. With my fine art, I feel I'm trying to combine a classical knowledge of art history and literature with observations of nature and personal experiences and the youthful passion for the is ness of everything I feel into hybrid picture objects that (hopefully) resonate with people on a symbolic, archetypal level and also speak of our contemporary moment and historically (or post) situated experiences.