Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Quintin Gonzalez
#73: Quintin Gonzalez
Quintin Gonzalez, "The Roar of Paradise," video still.
Texas-born with an MFA from Yale, Quintin Gonzalez makes visually fluid work, regardless of the medium, as he moves between painting, drawing, printmaking, video and new media. Within that repertoire, Gonzalez creates intuitively, drawing from pop-cultural imagery -- and something a little deeper. Recently, his work has been seen in Denver at Michael Warren Contemporary, onscreen at Monkey House 4, as part of Denver Digerati's Friday Flash series on Denver Theatre District LED screens and on the wall at Plus Gallery, as part of last year's Mirage group show. Here's his 100CC questionnaire.
If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?
I would collaborate with Max Ernst, the German surrealist artist. I am interested in Max Ernst because his work incorporates many different methods of producing artwork. But what I really like about his work is that at times it looks as if some works were done by a completely different artist -- that with a new use of a material, an entirely new aspect to his creativity is often revealed that is completely different from what he did before. I find that quality to be very unique in art history.
Who in the world is interesting to you right now, and why?
Right now it is Gerhard Richter, the German contemporary painter. Gerhard Richter has brought an amazing sense of craft and innovation to all his work. I have not really seen another abstractionist painting like Gerhard Richter, and I find him powerfully original. His process is simple, yet he produces very complex and beautiful works.
What's one art trend you want to see die this year?
I don't keep up with art trends enough to say; although, I am finding artspeak buzzwords a little tedious.
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