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Name   : Juan Luis Quintana
Location: Barcelona  
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Quintana,Juan Luis-Trigrial
Trigrial / Mixed Media / 116x89 cm / 1600 euros

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Juan Luis Quintana

Biography
Juan Luis Quintana is a contemporary painter born in Barcelona, Spain. He has a BFA from the University of Barcelona and other studies: Phd coursework, courses in Computer Art at the Art Institute of Chigago, etc. His Artworks are mostly abstraction using geometric forms, colors, and shapes related to nature. He has had many shows during the last ten years in the States and Spain.
 
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Circular Geometries This is a world of ideal geometric shapes. Juan Luis Quintana overwhelms us with this primitive dimension ruled by the geometric form. Feeling is expressed by lines that are drawn rght into the texture of the painting. These compositions are like landscapes where the light shines on the objects painted in soft monochromatic tones. The forms are geometrical and the drawing are reminiscent of drawings made in the wet sand with a stick. This caracter of the ridges in the texture of the painting creates a strong visual impace. In addition the expression of the lines breaks the imposition of the rigid geometrical forms to become more chaotic or unpredictible. Some of the interesting titles of these series of paintings are for example: Eolorama -This painting is the vestige of an altar to the god of the wind called Eolos. Planispherium show us a primitive depiction of the meridians and paralels of our planet. Ovals suggest a level of spirituallity where the shape of a yellow oval is floatting in the background of the painting. Beyon the columns of the ultrmarine recreates an ancient myth were the land ends and the ocean lies beyond . Finisterrae in the ancien city of Gadir, Cadiz, Spain. Circular geometries forms a very wide subject matter full of geometric and expressive forms inside a pictorical background.
 
Exhibitions
EDUCATION 1991-89 Finished PHD (Doctorate course work) in Fine Arts. University of Barcelona. 1984 Received Teaching Certificate in Fine Art Education. University Politecnica Barcelona. 1982-77 Received BFA (Bachelor`s degree in Fine Arts). Research on influence and development of Constructivism. Five year course in the area of Painting and Drawing; studies also included Sculpture, Art History and Theory, Design and Photography. University of Barcelona. SPECIALIZED COURSES 1989-88 Scholarship fron European Social Foundation. Study Computer Program Design for Fine Art Education. Generalitat of Catalonia. Spain. 1987 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Studied Computer Graphics. Chicago. TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN FINE ARTS 1992-91 Teacher of Painting in the Europian Masters of Fine Arts. Wincherter School of Barcelona. England. EXHIBITIONS 2005 Albion Art. Barcelona 2004 Sala Gaudi. Madrid 2003 Marbella. Malaga 2003 The Corssings. Texas. 2002 Art Actual. Homage to Pere Gimferrer. Barcelona 2001 Cjk. Gent. Belgium 2000 Open Studios. Barcelona 2000 Espai Blanc. Object of artists. Barcelona. 1999 Art Actual. Group show.. Barcelona. 1996 Canisius College. Paintings. Buffalo. NY. USA 1995 Neo Gallery. Painting. Buffalo. NY. USA 1991 Galeria Vicent Bernat. Individual. Barcelon
 

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