Artwork Archive: > 2012-14: Trying To Be A Tree

Jordan Quintero, Painting, Contemporary Art, Birds, Contemporary Figurative Painting, Mythological Art, Surrealist Art, Urban, Organic, Street Art, Trees, Transformation, Visonary Art
Studio Mythologies
oil, graphite, charcoal on panel
36" x 25.5", triptych, each panel 12 x 25.5 inches
2013

Tereus, Procne & Philomela is a brutal myth, and there is a stark juxtaposition with the graceful winged forms and deep blues of this triptych. I'm immensely interested in paradox, irony, and balance, the relation of opposites, which, to my mind, is the elemental mechanism of aesthetic beauty.