SPOKE NYC is pleased to present “Tidepools” an exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist, Dan Quintana in what will be his inaugural solo exhibition at SPOKE. For “Tidepools” Quintana has created a series of oil paintings that showcase his exceptional technique, attention to detail and unique brand of dark surrealism. His eerie, dream-like environments and mysterious subjects culminate in intriguing compositions filled with symbolism.
For his latest body of work, Quintana has drawn inspiration from tide pools and their extreme conditions - while organisms must avoid the dangers of their own habitat, they are simultaneously dependent on the tide pool’s constant fluctuations for sustenance. Life and death is precarious in these environments, and survival is contingent on the ability to adapt rapidly.
Quintana’s dreamy compositions delve into the balance between the forces of life and the realities of death. The scenes in his paintings feature other-worldly female figures, confrontationally gazing back at the viewer with a deep, glowing gaze. He juxtaposes loose, transparent layers with tightly composed figures, obscuring forms and creating ethereal worlds which echo darkness. Quintana’s work challenges viewers to delve into their own subconscious, inviting them to complete the narrative.
Please join us Thursday, August 31st from 6 - 8 pm for the opening reception of “Tidepools”. Complimentary beverages will be served and the artist will be in attendance.
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