jose luis quinones

I am an American artist creating oil paintings on canvas that are shaped to the objects. I eliminate the background to produce a unique style of my own. I use Photo Realism blending the Pop Art style and fusing it together to generate a dynamic two dimensional surface into a three dimensional illusion.

I was born in Yauco, Puerto Rico in 1949. I attended Cooper School of Art and The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio. I have been exhibiting my art for over forty years in many locations throughout the United States and also abroad. My paintings were originally inspired by a series of objects from my father’s small grocery store.

Like Rosenquist, I had painted mural size billboards for an outdoor media company for many years. Constantly painting on such a large scale had influenced the size of my artwork which I found was an important factor on the impact to the viewer. I made realistic paintings developing the contour of the object with canvas over an unusually designed wood construction. Through the years I have tried a variety of ideas to see if I could capture the object and give the audience a unique experience. I found that everyday items were in need of a closer look and has been painting my shaped realistic still life oil paintings professionally ever since.