Recent > 2011-2014: man is a monkey, trying to be a tree

Classical Mythology, Jordan Quintero, Painting, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Figurative Painting, Mythological Art, Surrealist Art, Urban, Organic, Street Art, Trees, Transformation, Visonary Art
Chronos (Time-Without-Age)
oil on panel, framed
24 x 20 inches

“At the time of Europa and Io, the veil of epiphany was still operating. The bellowing bull, the crazed cow, would once again appear as god and girl. But as generation followed generation, metamorphosis became more difficult, and the fatal nature of reality, its irreversibility, all the more evident…[until] humans could no longer gain access to other forms and return from them. The veil of epiphany was rent and tattered now. If the power of metamorphosis was to be maintained, there was no alternative but to invent objects and generate monsters.”

Roberto Calasso, The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, pp 11-12