Juan Luis Quintana does not follow the typical paths of current painters, be
they modern or contemporary. His work develops timelessly, exploring very
diverse styles and creative developments. His great creative imagination is
not limited to a single theme or stylistic movement. There is the symbolism,
surrealism, and expressionism of his early work. Already at the Faculty of
Fine Arts, he began to train in figurative and classical styles, and when he
finished his degree, he traveled to the United States and lived in Chicago.
There he developed an abstract expressionist works very much in line with
American expressionism, which influenced him during his stay there.
In Barcelona in the 90's, Quintana returned to subjectivism with his
Anthropomorphic Landscapes, and to abstraction with Circular Geometrics
followed by a unique interpretations of maps called Planisphaerium.
In the US where he lives part of the year, Quintana began his inspired cubist
still lives paintings. In his studio in the Priorato, surrounded by nature, he
develops an impressionist style of painting Priory villages in watercolors
done in "plein air".
As a painter, he is a Renaissance man, since in his career he also worked as
an inventor, designer, photographer and filmmaker of super 8 films and shorts.
His involvement with astronomy in the 90's led him to build his own Dobson
telescope, and his invention of the Barret-Cap as a new and fun article of
Catalan folklore had a certain success.