Varnish Fine Art is pleased to present "Zero Instruments" a solo exhibition of new work by Dan Quintana, opening on May 25th, 2013. This exhibition showcases oil paintings and exquisitely rendered charcoal drawings, featuring the bold figures set in allegorical landscapes that Quintana is known for. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, May 25th, from 6-9pm where a limited edition of Atriums prints will be released.
"Zero Instruments… these (musical) devices will serve as an allegory… Our hearts and minds are a concerto of one. In this case, zero. The essence has and will always remain. Savage." –Dan Quintana
Dan Quintana’s works have evolved as he has evolved as an artist. The graphic in-your-face sensibility from his street art days has moved toward the more ethereal and deeply layered with splashes of painterly abstraction. His Mel Ramos-esque girls now exist in abstracted Boschian landscapes rife with leering gremlins and bold fauna, symbols of humanity’s courage in the face of the ever-present pitfalls and pains of life. The intensity in the eyes of Quintana’s figures makes it known that they are not passively enduring their surroundings. Their will shines through, reflecting both the vulnerability and strength of humanity in the face of a hostile world.
About Dan Quintana
Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, painter Dan Quintana channels a style reminiscent of the late Hieronymus Bosch, but with a modern twist. The tones, brushwork and overall technique of Quintana yield a result which pays homage to the great 13th century master, but it is his subject matter, and re-imagining of today’s “earthly delights” that puts his work in a class all of its own.
About Varnish Fine Art
Jen Rogers and Kerri Stephens believe that Art makes the world a better place. Since founding Varnish Fine Art in 2003, the gallery has become known for showing provocative and skillfully executed contemporary artwork. True to its original mission, Varnish Fine Art continues to be a lively and vital part of the Yerba Buena Arts District in downtown San Francisco.