1xRUN Thru Interview
Zero Instruments by Dan Quintana
1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece, what materials did you use?
Dan Quintana: This painting is a solid bridge to my new work. A female figure is being taken held hostage/possession by an outside entity or quite possibly her own demons. Whether she’s taking pleasure by this situation is unknown. I used oil paints on wood panel to create this piece. Thin razor layers of oil were applied to the figures skin.
1xRun: This piece is part of your upcoming exhibition of the same name is that correct?
Dan Quintana: Correct. It will be the centerpiece for my upcoming show “Zero Instruments” held in San Francisco at Vanish Fine Art on May 25th.
1xRun: How did the idea and execution come about?
Dan Quintana: I am obsessed with the idea of the mind creating it’s own worlds of possession and separating the consciousness to the unconsciousness state of mind.
1xRun: How long did this piece take?
Dan Quintana: I finished this piece in the winter of 2012, it took about 7 months from start to finish.
1xRun: What is unique about this piece compared with your other work?
Dan Quintana: The piece remains in style of my old work in essence but is pushing forward of what’s in store for the future, technique wise.
1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
Dan Quintana: It’s awesome.
1xRun: Describe the piece in one gut reaction word.
Dan Quintana: Super.
1xRun: You seem to work in several different styles are you self taught?
Dan Quintana: Yes.
1xRun: You have worked with & shown with some dynamic artists, who have been your favorites?
Dan Quintana:I do not have a favorite. All have been great in their own unique way.
1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? W hat is your environment like when you work?
Dan Quintana: I have ran out of music to listen to. It’s now mostly classical — Chopin is a favorite — and live feeds of police scanners. Those two go well hand in hand.