Jordan Quintero is a contemporary California artist. His work deals particularly with borders and hybridity, exploring the intersection of abstraction and representation as a way of exploring dialectical processes like memory and forgetting, experience versus communication, and identity from consciousness. The mark-making in his two-dimensional studio work can be seen dramatic, performative inquiry into questions of consciousness and meaning. While he uses traditional fine art media such as oil paint, graphite and ink, he often combines them in unique and experimental ways.

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Ancient Language, Pt. 1, ink, graphite, wax, varnish, oil, burning on hardwood box panel, 48" x 12" x 1.5"

Quintero's recent work is especially concerned with ideas of "Nature" and "the natural" and "the organic" in relation to our hyper-technical contemporary experiences. Naturalistic subjects and imagery will move from chaos to order and back in dynamic composite panel images, exploring the tension between analytic abstraction and representation as a metaphor for human interaction with and control of nature, questioning what is lost as wildness becomes civilized, and what might be gained as the peculiarly human reconciles itself with itself by a holistic experience and understanding of nature.