Blind Force of Creation

Samuel Quinteros

In Blind Force of Creation Samuel Quinteros presents a suite of 12 new paintings based on motifs inspired by various traditions that transmit a spiritual view of art - from the Edenic hallucinations of Hieronymus Bosch to the cosmogenic landscapes of Guo Xi, as well as other sources.

Art Exhibition previously on at Galerie pompom in New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 21 September 2016 to Sunday 16 October 2016

Laughing, vanishing; A wound in the side image The waking sun laughs in the depths image The children of water and light image False Dawn image

Published by Galerie pompom on Thursday 29 September 2016.
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Blind Force of Creation originates in an attempt to render visible a sense of primordial wholeness – an attraction towards which can be equated an overall sensibility called the archaic revival – a dive into the deep imagination, the fount of self-overcoming. The theatricality of Quinteros’ opalescent dreamscapes is not conveyed by a narrative but through the interplay of dualities within the motifs themselves: solidity brushes with ethereality, gardens consist of rocks against waters, and are inhabited by overripe vegetation whose call for redemption is answered by the undominated children of creation. Produced across the span of two nascent springtimes within the current year, first in Japan and later in the artist’s Katoomba studio, this new body of work takes as its emblem the energy of a world in transformation – the blind force of creation.

Samuel Quinteros (b.1992) graduated with honours from Sydney College of the Arts in 2013. Quinteros was awarded the Zelda Stedman Young Artist Scholarship in 2011, and the Australia Council Visual Arts Travel Fund in 2013. The first monograph on his work, Quinteros, was published in 2012 by AFAAAR Publications. Quinteros was selected for Hatched 2013, the annual exhibition of work by the best of the country’s art school graduates, at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, and in 2014 he exhibited in the Australia Platform at Art Stage Singapore, curated by Aaron Seeto (then Director of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art). In 2013, Quinteros was selected for the 12 month artist-in-residence program at Curwood’s Lawyers, a boutique law firm in the Sydney CBD. To culminate this residency Quinteros presented a solo exhibition in the foyer of Australia Square Tower that was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore. In 2015 Quinteros was awarded a Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship, which enabled him to undertake a 3 month artist residency at 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo. Blind Force of Creation is his second solo exhibition at Galerie pompom.