Pan American Art Projects

Pan American Art Projects

274 NE 67 St
Miami, FL 33138
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Carlos Quintana: The Diamond's Shadow

September 21 - November 14, 2019

The Good (artists) only exist in what they do. 
-Oscar Wilde

The work of Carlos Quintana is the result of his mood. His world is his work, and all of it is, at the same time, cumulative. Accurate separations between series or epochs are not possible in terms of the essential, in each there is everything that comes out of itself. The only possible identification is given by the appearance of new elements, which are added to the body as a branch to a tree, literally. Another essential element of Carlos Quintana’s work is his condition as subject. He himself does not see his oils as paintings, he sees them as a whole, and that is why he stains everything: the frames, the study, himself. His work is also visceral, as visceral is his attitude towards art, and towards life. He does not try to please anyone. In a context where personal relationships are fundamental, … and they are! -I refer here to the world of art and “the selfie” as a manipulative weapon of legitimation-, having a work like this allows you to work without having to please anyone, because today, more than before, being solid in what you do saves you from giving concessions of every type, and these, unfortunately, many times are  defining.

About Pan American Art Projects

Pan American Art Projects was established in 2001 with the mission to exhibit and promote established and emerging artists from North, Central and South America, providing a context for dialogue between the various regions. We represent a strong roster of contemporary artists of the Americas and hold a collection of important works from Cuba, Argentina, the U.S. and the Caribbean. Our programming reflects these complementary arenas providing a comprehensive historical context for contemporary tendencies in the visual arts from these regions.

The gallery was born from the personal collection of our owner, Robert Borlenghi, who as a founding member of MOCA Los Angeles made his first trip to Haiti in 1990 and found many great artists that were relatively unknown to collectors in the U.S. He made it his mission to collect and exhibit underrepresented artists from Haiti, Jamaica and later Cuba. This mission then transferred to our gallery when we opened in Dallas in 2001, when we began adding actively represented artists from North and South America.