Jordan Zane Quintero, b. 1981
My creative process is a mirror for my life, reflecting my struggle to find pattern, rhythm, harmony & meaning in the chaotic flux and flow of a world constantly unfolding; realities continually eroding. The work develops in an organic fashion, moving between analysis and intuition, across mediums and art forms, the process actually a deep questioning of the mysterious nature of experience and it's relationship to deeper realities. Memory, symbol, meaning, labor, and the sub-conscious play strong roles in my studio output, which recently has focused on oil paintings and mixed media on raw wood panels depicting abstracted visions of the natural world.
I began exhibiting and selling my artwork in 2001, while still a student at Santa Barbara City College. In 2005, I received a B.A. in Art from UC Santa Cruz, after which I re-located to Oakland and became actively engaged in the extremely vibrant "underground" arts and music scene a la Juxtapoz, Burning Man et al and in 2009 had established enough of a network to create Branches Home Gallery in a loft space in the Jingletown Arts District, where we exhibited emerging and established Bay Area Artists. In 2011 I co-founded Branches Mobile Gallery, which took the vibrant underground energy on the road to create gorgeous and thoughtfully curated pop-up galleries at music and cultural events on the West Coast and eventually internationally.
I am currently located in Morro Bay, Ca. where, in addition to my studio fine art practice, I own and operate Roots Design Company, a residential and light-commercial environmental design firm. I work a lot, but in my free time I love to surf and hike, and meditate on the strange, beautiful, and continually unfolding nature of experience.
Ancient Language, Pt. 1, ink, graphite, wax, varnish, oil, burning on hardwood box panel, 48" x 12", 2016