Marc Straus

Gallery

Carlos Quintana

October 24 - December 15, 2019

Opening Reception
Thu October 24 2019, 6pm - 8pm

Carlos Quintana (b.1966, Cuba), makes feverish paintings, he creates worlds onto themselves, or rather re-invents our world, but on his own terms. His inaugural exhibition at MARC STRAUS will feature ten paintings and two sculptures, one of the paintings a monumental sixteen by twelve-foot canvas.

His frantic brush strokes and vibrant, jarring color combinations present animals, humans, and hybrids between the two. Unknowable fables and narratives are evident. Ghostly figures riding horses, coy yet disturbing rabbit-headed characters beckoning, a woman in an old-world gown and parasol, twisting masses of seemingly disjointed limbs occupy his spaces. Everything is open. References to historic European painting, Latin-America and Caribbean folklore, and Asian religions can all be glimpsed.

His restless paintings show Quintana consuming this vast area of global visual information and synthesizing it. The work has echoes of Goya and El Greco, but these are more sun-drenched and equatorial. One thinks also of Gauguin, obsessed with trying to share what he has seen. Along with Adrian Ghenie, Quintana is one of the most facile figurative painters today.

Carlos Quintana was born in Havana, Cuba in 1966 and studied painting at The Academy of San Alejandro and the Institute of Design in Havana, Cuba. Quintana has had scores of one-person exhibitions. This summer his show Carlos Quintana: In Finito during the Venice Biennale filled the massive and sumptuously appointed Palazzo Loredan in Venice, just the most recent in a long CV of international recognition throughout Europe and South America. His work can be found in National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana Cuba, Museu Coleção Berardo in Lisbon, Portugal, and many prestigious private collections around the world. Quintana is represented exclusively by MARC STRAUS in New York.

For more information, please contact Emily Birzak, +1 212 510 7646 / emily@marcstraus.com.

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Installation View
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First-floor-install
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Gallery-2-install
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Works In Exhibition
Carlos Quintana 2019
Oil on canvas in wood frame
60 x 72 inches (152.4 x 182.9 cm) 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
the big falling in the historia. caballo chino. chinese horse.

2019
Oil on canvas in wood frame
60 x 72 inches (152.4 x 182.9 cm)

Carlos Quintana 2019
Oil on canvas in wood frame
78 x 66 inches (98.1 x 167.6 cm) 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
una altra testa.

2019
Oil on canvas in wood frame
78 x 66 inches (98.1 x 167.6 cm)

Carlos Quintana 2019
Oil on canvas in wood frame
70 x 80 inches (177.8 x 203.2 cm) 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
Ledesma, el caballo inteligente.

2019
Oil on canvas in wood frame
70 x 80 inches (177.8 x 203.2 cm)

Carlos Quintana 2019
76.5 x 76.5 inches (194.3 x 194.3 cm) 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
RABBIT.

2019
76.5 x 76.5 inches (194.3 x 194.3 cm)

Carlos Quintana 2019
Bronze
24 x 8 x 9 inches (61 x 20.3 x 22.9 cm) 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
In My Mind I

2019
Bronze
24 x 8 x 9 inches (61 x 20.3 x 22.9 cm)

Carlos Quintana 2019
Bronze
24 x 7 x 8 inches (61 x 17.8 x 20.3 cm) 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
In My Mind II

2019
Bronze
24 x 7 x 8 inches (61 x 17.8 x 20.3 cm)

Carlos Quintana 2019
Oil on canvas in wood frame
78.3 x 66.5 inches (198.9 x 168.9 cm) 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
storm coming

2019
Oil on canvas in wood frame
78.3 x 66.5 inches (198.9 x 168.9 cm)

Carlos Quintana 2019
Oil on canvas in wood frame
79.5 x 69.5 inches (201.9 x 176.5 cm) 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
Cubaba

2019
Oil on canvas in wood frame
79.5 x 69.5 inches (201.9 x 176.5 cm)

Carlos Quintana 2019
Oil on canvas in wood frame
78 x 66.3 inches (198.1 x 168.4 cm)


 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
dormidos y despiertos.

2019
Oil on canvas in wood frame
78 x 66.3 inches (198.1 x 168.4 cm)

Carlos Quintana 2019
Oil on canvas
192 x 144 inches (487.7 x 365.8 cm) 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
Garden of Eden

2019
Oil on canvas
192 x 144 inches (487.7 x 365.8 cm)

Carlos Quintana 2019
Oil on canvas in wood frame
78 x 66 inches (198.1 x 167..6 cm) 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
cosas que nunca te dijé things that I never say.

2019
Oil on canvas in wood frame
78 x 66 inches (198.1 x 167..6 cm)

Carlos Quintana 2019
Oil on canvas
96 x 142 inches (243.8 x 360.7 cm)
 2019 Marc Straus Gallery
golden gate.

2019
Oil on canvas
96 x 142 inches (243.8 x 360.7 cm)

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