Artwork Archive > 2007-Breaking Spaces Paintings

Oil paintings on panel and canvas.

Animus: that which moves matter. Will.

This work is about origination. About movement, and beginning to move, and how it continues. There is anxiety, living in a late age,
a feeling as if it may stop.

Do we think or feel our way away from the doom,

reason and act? React? Or submit?

Painting for me is an action against the doom.

Much like that can go into madness. It is a vain and brutal thing to do, actually, paint. In some respects.

I happen to work across a variety of media, following a trail of accidents waiting to happen, I like their smell. I like failure. It is beautiful and triumphant to me.

These works fail, and are about failure. But that is the beautiful thing.

These works triumph, and are about compassion.

These works I made with my hands and my heart and my mind, at 1582 MacArthur Blvd, in Oakland, Ca, in 2008-2009, C.A. while busy conducting my mixed media experiments, exploring the aspect of painting that realizes the figure is created from the ground...a parallel with understandings that consciousness is a creator, and not just a subject of, reality, that "reality" is a matrix of energy, and thus borders between entities can only be understood as fundamentally shifting, amorphous, contingent spaces...

the moments of imagery evoke mythical, mystical and religious figures and narratives and...these are my attempts to take all the tragedy, madness and chaos of both history and personal experience and make something beautiful of it...prayers, really....


-JQ, 2010

A Monkey, Hugging a Bird
graphite, ink, oil, spray paint & resin on panel
34 x 13 inches
2010
$400
Native American Person Part 3
oil on canvas
18 x 24 inches
2010
Native American Person, Pt 2
oil on canvas
50 x 62 inches
2009
Homunculii
oil on canvas
36 x 48 inches
2009
$2800
Envy
oil, graphite, resin on panel
24 x 36 inches
2009
vegetation goddess painting abstract expressionist surrealist
Oil, resin, sand on panel
36 x 36 inches
2009
$3600
abstract expressionist painting environmental
oil, graphite on panel
48 x 48 inches
2009
$6400
Winters Room
oil on canvas
20 x 28 inches
2008
Keyhole
oil on canvas
18 x 24 inches
2008
Semiotics
oil, graphite on panel
30 x 40 inches
2009
Burden
oil on panel
24 x 48 inches
2008
$3200
Forest
oil on panel
24 x 48 inches
2007
Dancing
oil on panel
48 x 24 inches
2007
$1600
Crows
graphite, ink, oil, resin on maple
48 x 12 inches
2008