Date(s) - 08/29/2015
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hashimoto Contemporary SF
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Hashimoto Contemporary is proud to present “Diffused”, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Dan Quintana. Comprised of almost a dozen new oil paintings and several charcoal drawings on paper, “Diffused” is a striking display of enraptured imagery executed with mesmerizing skill and detail.
Known for such muted tones, reoccurring symbolism, and unearthly figurative renderings, Quintana’s work often channels the great Dutch and Flemish masters. Many of his paintings depict a chaotic scene of movement and wonder, circulating around a main manifestation within an Art Deco landscape. Several works in Quintana’s new series feature a cadaverous figure accompanied by a ghost-like horse. This personification of death is brought to life in an alluring haze of smoky pigment by a razor-thin paintbrush. The extensive time spent on each figure is apparent, as their staggering precision grips one’s attention in an instant.
“Diffused” also brings forth Quintana’s more isolated subjects, as the artist investigates a simplicity that exists underneath his more saturated tableaux. Within these refined explorations, the artist combines his precise hand with more painterly gestures. Each piece focuses on a female figure, their deep gaze glows with intensity at the viewer as they collide with the abstractions around them. Fixating on the term “diffused”, Quintana refers to the concept of light and how it interacts with his subjects. In his own words, he describes light as “being one of the symbols to life. We see the light in these figures dispersing faintly into the open vast space until it ceases to exist.”
In addition to oil works on panel, “Diffused” will also display a group of charcoal drawings, as well as an expansive mural painted on site.
Please join us for “Diffused”, opening Saturday August 29, with an opening night reception from 6pm-10pm. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, September 26.