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

Jordan Quintero, Painting, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Figurative Painting, Mythological Art, Surrealist Art, Urban, Organic, Street Art, Trees, Transformation, Visonary Art
Butterfly Coast Pt 2
oil, graphite on panel
24 x 24 inches

“Behind what the Greeks called eídolon, which is at once the idol, the statue, the simulacrum, the phantom, lies the mental image. This fanciful and insubstantial creature imitates the world and at the same time subjects it to a frenzy of different combinations, confounding its forms in inexhaustible proliferation…."

Roberto Calasso, The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, pp. 133