Dan Quintana Returns With Foil

1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece, is the original still for sale?
Dan Quintana: This piece is an oil on wood work and the original has been sold.

1xRun: Was this piece part of a recent show that you had?
Dan Quintana: Yes, it was part of my recent collaborative show with artist Karen Hsiao titled Perverse Foil. The title Foil coincided with the subject of the paintings theme.


1xRUN: What materials did you use to create this piece?
Dan Quintana: Oil on wood.

1xRun: When was the piece created?
Dan Quintana: March 2014.

1xRun: Anything immediate you would like us to highlight?
Dan Quintana: I own the boxing sparring helmet on the subject.


1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Dan Quintana: Foil can mean to prevent (something considered wrong or undesirable) from succeeding. The subject here is wearing a boxing helmet as a symbol to go without a fight.

1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Dan Quintana: 2 months.

1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
Dan Quintana: While creating the artwork, I feel as if I’ve moved forward in my painting of skin tones.


1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
Dan Quintana: You’ll be much more magical.

1xRun: Describe the print in one gut reaction word.
Dan Quintana: Gummy.


1xRun: Bring us up to speed on what you’ve been up to since our last release ‘Nova’.
Dan Quintana: Currently working on a solo for 2015 in Denmark.

1xRun: Any recent strides you feel that you’ve made or obstacles you’ve over come in some of your recent works?
Dan Quintana: I personally feel that the refinement in oils has improved from the Nova and Foil paintings. One can never stop learning.

1xRun: Any big shows or events coming up that you’d like to share?
Dan Quintana: I will be exhibiting at Miami art Basel this December.


1xRun: Where can we find you?
Dan Quintana: Instagram @quintanarte